Innovation and Productivity

To deliver value-added and quality solutions, Sembcorp Marine harnesses innovation and productivity through sustained research & development, process improvements and facilities upgrading.

These efforts will then lead to enhanced capabilities and efficiencies for the customers and significant cost savings for the yards.

Innovative Process and Designs

The Group has in place an innovation framework integrated into all aspects of the yards’ operations, supported by management systems including the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and the OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System.

With strong support from management, employees actively embrace innovation as they seek ways to continuously improve their daily work processes. Some of these innovations include the “Load-out and Mating-in-Dock” and the “Traverse Skidding” techniques for the fast-track simultaneous construction and sequential assembly of multiple semi-submersibles. The Group has also developed leading-edge designs for rigs and drillships including the proprietary Pacific Class 400 jack-up design and the exclusive Jurong Espadon drillship design.

Partners in Innovation, Quality & Productivity

Sembcorp Marine engages closely with its customers and contractor partners to solicit feedback and improve processes through a number of channels including customer surveys, alliance meetings, project discussions, safety walkthroughs, on-site visits and other events. The Friede & Goldman JU3000N jack-up design was the result of the close partnership with customer Noble Corporation and rig designer Friede & Goldman.

Research Collaborations

In its search for innovative solutions, Sembcorp Marine’s research and development arm, Sembcorp Marine Technology, partners with tertiary institutions on various projects to enhance environmental and energy management, efficiency as well as product and process improvements.

Yard Developments

To improve work efficiency, the Group’s yards continuously upgrade their capabilities through facility developments and equipment additions to meet customers’ needs.

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