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Discover how our extensive experience in naval solutions has lent itself to the design and development of specialised ships for varying operations.

While the Marine sector continues to make waves in the market for sophisticated naval vessels, our experience in the engineering and construction of commercial vessels for specialised roles has fast garnered market attention. Our diversified specialised craft range from LNG vessels, diving support vessels, roll-on roll-off (RoRo) ships and ferries to seismic survey vessels.

Prime examples of the engineering sophistication underlying our specialised vessels include our delivery of the world’s first LNG-powered container RoRo vessels, the El Coquí and Taino, to Crowley Maritime Corporation. More recently, the contract from the U.S. Navy for the detailed design and construction of a Polar Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard is another clear endorsement of our achievements.

Our shipbuilding capability is also proven in the four fisheries survey vessels (FSV) that were delivered to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A key feature of the FSVs was the requirement for a “quiet hull”, which would minimise disruption to the natural behavior of marine life caused by ship noise.

NOAA’s Oscar Dyson (2005)
NOAA’s Henry B. Bigelow (2006)
NOAA’s Pisces (2009)
NOAA’s Bell M. Shimada (2010)

The Nova Star, an in-house designed 161m Ropax vessel with a capacity for 1,200 passengers, is the first of its kind in Singapore’s shipbuilding history. She is currently on bareboat chartered to Polmarine Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the largest Polish ferry operator, Polferries and operating on the Gdańsk-Nynäshamn line.

Nova Star

Beyond our RoRo and Ropax experience and capability, we are also working with market-leading third party designers to create efficient and cutting-edge high-speed aluminium ferries. Our next-generation engineering competencies, coupled with our expertise in the building and repair of aluminium ships, will provide reliability and passenger comfort to the high-speed ferries segment.

Other than newbuilds, in 2010, the Marine sector was responsible for the upgrading and lengthening of the purse seiner, Pacific Princess, belonging to Partnership Ltd. Works included the installation of a new fishing conveyor system, generator, thruster, switchboard and main hydraulic engine complete with new hydraulic piping system and cabling work. A bulbous bow was also fabricated and installed on the vessel as part of this upgrading and lengthening works. The upgrade of the Pacific Princess resulted in higher sailing speeds, better fuel efficiency and an increase in the fish well capacity by approximately 25 per cent.

Pacific Princess

These complex projects continue to reaffirm our proven strengths and capability in meeting the stringent criteria of various commercial operations. For more information on our commercial track record, please visit www.stengg.com/en/marine/