IHC Merwede, a Dutch company focused on the continuous development of design and construction activities for the specialist maritime sector, today officially opened its new Singapore office at the PSA Building.
The Singapore base will be the corporate headquarters for IHC Offshore & Marine’s South East Asia businesses as it further expands its footprint in the region. IHC Merwede already has an IHC Parts & Services office in Jurong, which manages its life-cycle support operations.
The new venture will focus on promoting IHC Merwede’s Offshore & Marine vessels and technology solutions. In addition, it aims to secure building capacity to complement its yards in The Netherlands and add to the considerable marine engineering capability already operating under the company’s umbrella.
IHC Merwede’s President Govert Hamers says, “We are happy to increase our commitment to Asia. It is a major international maritime oil and gas hub and has the necessary infrastructure in place. As our Asian customers come to benefit from our customised and technological solutions, plans are already in place to expand the company in the region.”
The PSA building in which the new office is located is an 183 m tall skyscraper where Singapore’s Ministry of Transport the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and several companies in the shipping industry have offices.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, April 12, 2012