Friday, January 29, 2010

Industry Profile: Marine

The Marine industry is as "wide" as F&B when it comes to offering of jobs. Contrary to common notion, this industry doesn't just employ sea travel junkies -- it's also open to electricians and engineers that specialize in ships. If you're a fan of ships and would want to earn your money in the company of ships, well, do we even need to mention here that the marine industry is where you belong? The marine industry is also home to engineering professionals who have the passion to improve the field of sea transport.

Just how exciting it is to be working in the marine industry? Singapore once featured Sembcorp Marine, the leading marine and offshore engineering group in Singapore, for Industry Focus. We found out a lot of interesting things about this industry when we did this interview. A Project Engineer, Kelving Kang joined Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine in 2007. When we asked him what attracted him to join the marine industry, he replied quite happily: "I enjoy engineering and have always been fascinated with the way things work. In the marine and offshore industry, you work with mega-machines and structures. The rigs, jack-ups, and Floating Production Storage and Offloading(FPSO) , are engineering marvels and I knew it would be extremely challenging and rewarding to work in such an industry. "

Ang Joo Hock joined Sembawang Shipyard, another subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, in 2001. Like Kelvin, he went on to lead his career with Sembcorp because of his interest with mega-machines and ships. When he asked him what inspired him to join Sembawang, he told us: "I have always been interested in and fascinated by engineering. Ships, rigs and offshore platforms are like floating factories with specialized functions. It is also a place where people work and live in."

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