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Sinagpore, 8 January 2024 – Strategic Marine, a leading aluminium shipbuilding company, proudly announces the signing of a landmark shipbuilding contract with Bruneian Amarco Sdn Bhd (AMARCO). This collaboration marks a key milestone for both companies with the latest 4th Generation Fast Crew Boat (FCB) entering the Bruneian market for long term operations.

This comprehensive shipbuilding contract encompasses the enabling of the vessel to be future ready for a gyro stabilizer, coupled with the option for the installation of a motion compensated gangway as future capabilities.

In line with sustainable practices, the vessel is also future proofed for a plug and play hybrid system which will enable the vessel to undertake certain operating profiles entirely on battery power alone.

The 42-metre vessel is equipped with a triple Baudouin 12M26.3s coupled with ZF3050s and is slated to deliver vessel speeds at more than 27.5 knots.

Additional features include an external FIFI system and an Oil Dispersant System, enhancing the vessel’s capabilities for firefighting and oil clean-up operations.

Manoeuvrability of the vessel is enhanced with a single bow thruster and auto trimming interceptors, both of which, provides the ship captain with intuitive control over the entire ship.

The Generation 4 FCB is also outfitted with cruise like interior, featuring larger windows, reclining chairs with tray tables and USB charging for all her passengers.

“We are delighted and honoured to be selected for this prestigious project with Amarco Sdn Bhd which will serve the demanding Bruneian offshore oil and gas sector. We thank them for their trust in us and look forward to the deployment of the vessel later in 2024.” – Mr Chan Eng Yew, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marine.

“We are excited to be working with Strategic Marine on this project and confident that the new vessel will contribute to our fleet operations. We look forward to her completion and her deployment in Brunei’s waters” – Mr Ariffin Masrah, Chairman of Amarco Sdn Bhd.


About Amarco Sdn. Bhd.:

AMARCO Group of companies is a marine and logistics company with more than 24 years of successful experiences in all kinds of extreme geographic environments.

AMARCO Group, a well-established company with a regional and international reputation, specializes in offering offshore support services through its dedicated workforce and fleet of vessels. As a privately-owned entity, AMARCO Group delivers cost-effective and adaptable solutions for offshore projects across the Asian region, placing a significant focus on safety, quality management, and the provision of tailored services.

AMARCO Group has key long-term marine and management contracts with local oil companies & international partners and plays a significant role in the development of talent, trainees and marine cadets. AMARCO’s attention to safety and quality service has been continuously recognized by our major clients.

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About Strategic Marine:

Strategic Marine Group is a full-capacity global shipbuilder with a focus on specialty aluminium craft construction and fabrication. It has a shipyard in Singapore, and presence in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. It operates principally in five key market segments, producing high quality vessels for Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Ferries & Transportation, Defence and Paramilitary and Port / Pilot Services.

Strategic Marine Group has built and delivered more than 600 vessels made of both aluminium and steel for a variety of clients in the maritime, offshore and defence sectors.

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Helix PR

Corporate Communications Advisor to Strategic Marine

Lissa Johari – +65 9876 5764