Major new facility opens
August 5th 2017
Stena Marine has expanded its marine supplies capability with the opening of a new office and warehouse facility in Singapore.
The new facility, located in the Pandan industrial loop of the city, includes 25,500 sqft of 3 storey office space and a 91,000 sqft, 2 storey warehouse.
As head office to Francois Marine and Offshore, Austen Maritime Services and their parent company Stena Marine, the facilities offer increased storage capacity, particularly for Francois Marine’s marine supplies service.
Francois Marine and Offshore sources and procures a wide range of ship stores, marine and oilfield equipment, and general consumables for all types of vessels, semi-submersible rigs, jack-ups and drillships.
Dominic Fernandez, CEO, Stena Marine Singapore, said: “This major project is pivotal in achieving strategic growth of our businesses, in particular for Francois Marine.
“On behalf of all management in Singapore I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the completion of this impressive building and the installation of our office systems.
“The professionalism and patience of employees has ensured a smooth transition.”
John Ong, Managing Director, Francois Marine and Offshore, added: “This is an exciting move for the business which now offers considerable opportunity for growth and an improved service to our clients.
“The new warehouse allows Francois Marine and Offshore to hold significantly larger stocks of items, gaining a competitive advantage in the market and offering more cost-effective solutions to our clients.
“Procurement opportunities with our sister Company Tang Li Marine and Offshore, based in Shanghai, can now also be maximised.”
Covering a land area of 100,000 sqft, the new site offers 4 full size loading bays for trailers up to 40ft in length and a 7,000 sqft chiller and freezer facility.
Facilities also include meeting and training rooms, a communal canteen, and a gym.
The roof of the new office block has been constructed from steel reinforced concrete to allow additional floors to be built in the future should the need arise.