Sembcorp Marine

Singaporean company
Sembcorp Marine Limited
Sembcorp Marine logo.png
TypePublic (SGX: S51)
IndustryOffshore, Marine & Energy
Founded1963; 59 years ago (1963) (As Jurong Shipyard)
Key people
Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO

Sembcorp Marine Limited SGX: S51 an Singaporean company. It is listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX). It was a subsidiary of Sembcorp until 2020, when the companies demerged following Sembcorp Marine's poor financial performance.[1][2]

Sembcorp Marine's products and services include rigs & floaters, repairs & upgrades, offshore platforms and specialised shipbuilding.[3] It conducts its businesses globally through shipyards in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Brazil.[4]

In October 2017, Sembcorp Marine won a $490m contract for the construction of a new floating production storage and offloading hull and living quarters with Statoil Petroleum AS.[5] In November of the same year, it announced a collaboration with DNV GL, A*Star's Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster to develop drones, additive manufacturing and digital twin technologies.[6]

On 5 September 2018, Sembcorp Marine acquired the intellectual property of Sevan Marine, specialized marine engineering and design house. Its acquisition consisted of interests and titles to all of Sevan Marine ASA’S intellectual property, and 95% of shares of HiLoad LNG AS, for a cash consideration of $39 million.[7] In April 2019, Semborp Marine was given the Offshore & Marine Engineering Award in the Singapore International Maritime Centre Awards 2019,[8] and in May of the same year, Sembcorp Marine revealed The Sleipnir¸ the world's largest crane vessel (which cost around US$1.5 billion).[9]

In March 2020, it was announced that Sembcorp, the then-parent company of Sembcorp Marine, was replacing their CEO,[10] an action which is often taken due to adverse events, and can have negative effects on a company's performance and valuation.[11] Sembcorp failed to declare an interim dividend for 1H 2020 (as is usual practice), instead choosing to defer any decision regarding payment of dividends for the fiscal year 2020 until the end of the year.[1] In June of the same year, trading was halted for Sembcorp as well as Sembcorp Marine (the latter of which had its shares decline by 36% in 2020). [2] Representatives from both companies declined to comment.[2] The companies were subsequently demerged. Between June 11 and July 24, 2020, Sembcorp Industries' share price declined by 11%.[1] In September 2020, Shell postponed a major contract to Sembcorp Marine for an oil rig in the US Gulf of Mexico to 2021, citing economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

On 8 June 2020, it was reported that Temasek stepped in to support Sembcorp Marine's $1.5 billion rights issue [13] Sembcorp Marine has also been involved in corruption probes in Brazil. The charges were in connection with certain drilling rig construction contracts entered into by Sembcorp Marine's subsidiaries in Brazil back in 2012.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "SembCorp Industries: Dividend Deferment, Demerger And CEO Succession Draw Attention". Seeking Alpha. 27 July 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Daga, Anshuman (5 June 2020). "Halted Shares of Sembcorp Marine, Parent in Focus in Singapore". Offshore Engineer. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Key Capabilities - Sembcorp Marine Ltd". Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  4. ^ "Our Global Network Platform - Sembcorp Marine Ltd". Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  5. ^ "Sembcorp Marine secures $490m contract - Singapore Business Review". Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  6. ^ "sembmarine in tie up to develop use of drones 3d printing digital twin - Straits Times Ltd". 9 November 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  7. ^ "sembcorp marine completes sevan marine deal - offshoreenergytoday". Retrieved 2016-09-20.
  8. ^ "leading the way in singapores maritime sector - Business Times Ltd". Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  9. ^ "World Largest Crane Vessel - Channel Newsasia Ltd". Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  10. ^ "Leadership Succession at Sembcorp Industries". Sembcorp. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  11. ^ Pellet, Jennifer (23 June 2009). "What's Wrong with CEO Succession?". Chief Executive. Chief Executive Group. Archived from the original on 2009-11-05. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Project sanctioning to exceed pre-COVID-19 levels from 2022, analyst claims". Offshore Magazine. Endeavor Business Media. 21 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  13. ^ "SPH shares dip below $1 after company posts first net loss". 14 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Temasek steps in to support loss-making Sembcorp Marine in its plan to raise S$2.1 billion". 9 June 2020.

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