Caterpillar Marine has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Singapore-headquartered Strategic Marine to help deliver sustainable solutions for the offshore industry.
Strategic Marine has an international orderbook and is recognised for crafting high-performance commercial and governmental marine crafts. As an expert aluminium shipbuilder, the company has delivered over 600 vessels worldwide for maritime, offshore energy industry, tourism and naval defence applications. Strategic Marine originated as Geraldton Boat Builders in the Western Australian port of Geraldton, with a focus on constructing high-performance offshore fishing boats.
Brad Johnson, VP and GM, Caterpillar Marine, said: “Our collaboration with Strategic Marine brings together immense expertise that allows Caterpillar Marine to innovate and support the ongoing energy transition. This is an exciting challenge to tackle, but most importantly it fosters our industry’s goal to reach lower-carbon operations. With our shared vision and Caterpillar’s innovative technologies, we look forward to working with Strategic Marine to advance the future for the maritime industry.”
For Strategic Marine, the drive and focus towards lower-emission propulsion goes across the product range, from Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for the offshore wind industry to Fast Crew Boats (FCBs) for the offshore oil and gas industry. This is part of the company’s ambition of delivering sustainable solutions to the industry.
Eng Yew Chan, CEO Strategic Marine said: “Providing ships that help our customers lower the emissions of their operations is paramount to us. We are excited to work with Caterpillar Marine to help lower emissions in the industry.”