Seatrium and Singapore Institute of Technology Establish Digital Learning Lab for Industrial Learning & Research Collaboration

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Seatrium Limited (Seatrium, or the Group) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore’s first University of Applied Learning, have entered a transformative partnership to pave the way for industrial digital learning and applied research collaboration. This forward-thinking initiative will be realised through the establishment of a state-of-the-art Digital Learning Lab at SIT's new Punggol Campus, designed to drive the adoption of innovative maritime technologies.

The partnership will see Seatrium and SIT focus collaborative efforts on three strategic pillars: Digital Yard Technology, 5G Industrial Applications and Smart Microgrid. Through knowledge exchanges, training and collaboration on applied research opportunities in these areas, the partnership aims to jointly solve real-world problems, such as improving the energy efficiency of yard operations by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and simulation models.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by SIT’s Associate Professor Kenneth Low, Cluster Director, Engineering, and Seatrium’s Executive Vice President, Cyber IT & OT, Mr Lim Shih Hsien, and witnessed by Mr Mark Gainsborough, Chairman of Seatrium, Mr Chris Ong, CEO of Seatrium, and Professor Chua Kee Chaing, President, SIT, in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2024. 

In addition to the establishment of a Digital Learning Lab, the partnership takes a holistic approach to talent development and acquisition within the marine and energy sectors. Seatrium and SIT will facilitate student and staff exchanges, creating opportunities for practical problem-solving and lifelong education. Both parties will jointly develop and teach Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses, fostering continuous learning and development. 

The landmark MOU also seeks to promote and drive efforts in energy transition and sustainability in Singapore. Aligned with Seatrium’s commitment to lifelong learning, the partnership brings researchers alongside industry practitioners to jointly augment the Group’s capabilities and build new core digital skills, solidifying its position as a market leader.

Mr Lim Shih Hsien, Executive Vice President, Cyber IT & OT at Seatrium, said, "We are pleased to collaborate with SIT to drive forward-looking and impactful industrial digital learning and research. This partnership will help us push new boundaries in the global energy transition, stay ahead in a rapidly evolving and dynamic industry, and reinforce our strong commitment to sustainability.”

Associate Professor Kenneth Low, Cluster Director, Engineering, SIT, said, “Seatrium and SIT's partnership marks a significant milestone to enhance authentic, real-world learning and transformative applied research. By leveraging our collective expertise and resources, we are set to contribute to the advancement of the maritime sector, nurture talent, and ignite a new wave of digital innovation.”


CAPTION: Seatrium and SIT forged a partnership at the Singapore Maritime Week 2024 to steer a blueprint for a Digital Learning Lab that is set to enhance education and research. An MoU was signed by (third from left) Mr Lim Shih Hsien, Executive Vice President, Cyber IT & OT, Seatrium, and (fourth from left) Associate Professor Kenneth Low, Cluster Director, Engineering, SIT; witnessed by (left-most) Mr Chris Ong, CEO, Seatrium; (second from left) Mr Mark Gainsborough, Chairman of Seatrium; and (right-most) Professor Chua Kee Chaing, President, SIT. (Photo: Seatrium Limited)

About Seatrium Limited

Seatrium Limited provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has over 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types. 

The Group’s key business segments include Oil & Gas Newbuilds and Conversions, Offshore Renewables, Repairs & Upgrades, and New Energies, with a growing focus on sustainable solutions to advance the global energy transition and maritime decarbonisation. 

As a premier global player offering offshore renewables, new energies and cleaner offshore & marine solutions, Seatrium is committed to delivering high standards of safety, quality and performance to its customers which include major energy companies, vessel owners and operators, shipping companies, and cruise and ferry operators. 

Seatrium operates shipyards, engineering & technology centres and facilities in Singapore, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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About the Singapore Institute of Technology: 

The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s first University of Applied Learning, offering industry-relevant degree programmes that prepare its graduates to be work- and future-ready professionals. Its mission is to maximise the potential of its learners and to innovate with industry, through an integrated applied learning and research approach, so as to contribute to the economy and society.

The University’s unique pedagogy integrates work and study, embracing authentic learning in a real-world environment through collaborations with key strategic partners. Its focus on applied research with business impact is aimed at helping industry innovate and grow. Ready in 2024, SIT’s centralised campus within the larger Punggol Digital District will feature a vibrant learning environment where academia and industry will be tightly integrated with the community.

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Seatrium Limited

Ms Judy Tan
Head, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Tel No: +65 9710 9784

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Senior Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
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Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel No: +65 9724 4462

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