The beginnings of Sembcorp's Marine business

Jurong Shipyard is established. As Singapore's first commercial shipyard, it paves the way for the nation's growth as a flourishing ship repair and shipbuilding centre

Sembawang Shipyard is incorporated

Sembawang Shipyard starts off as a commercial ship repair yard following Singapore's formal possession of the Royal Navy dockyard

Sembawang Shipyard is listed on the Singapore Exchange
Jurong Shipyard is listed on the Singapore Exchange
The beginnings of Sembcorp's Utilities business

Sembcorp makes its first utilities investment in Singapore's petrochemical hub on Jurong Island

Urban Development
Wuxi-Singapore Industrial Park is established

The Wuxi-Singapore Industrial Park is one of Singapore's earliest bilateral cooperation projects

Urban Development
Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park is established

The first Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park is established in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam

Formation of the largest marine engineering group in the Asia Pacific

Jurong Shipyard and Sembawang Shipyard merge to form the largest marine engineering group in the Asia Pacific

Sembcorp pioneers centralised utilities model for industrial clusters on Jurong Island

The centralised utilities model, where multiple customers are offered an integrated supply of energy, water and on-site logistics produced by centralised facilities, is operational on Jurong Island

Sembcorp Industries is formed

Sembcorp Industries is formed through the merger of two government-linked conglomerates - Singapore Technologies Industrial Corporation and Sembawang Corporation

Sembcorp pioneers water reclamation in Singapore

Sembcorp pioneers water reclamation in Singapore, applied in the production of high-grade industrial water on Jurong Island

Sembcorp signs landmark gas importation deal with Indonesia

Sembcorp signs Gas Sales Agreement with Indonesia, becoming Singapore's first commercial importer and retailer of natural gas

Listed Marine business rebranded as Sembcorp Marine

Jurong Shipyard Ltd is renamed to Sembcorp Marine Ltd

Moving up the value chain: Rig building

Sembcorp enters the rig building market following the acquisition of PPL Shipyard

Sembcorp enters the power business

Sembcorp starts operation of Singapore's first privately-developed cogeneration plant at Sakra, Jurong Island, with a power capacity of 815 megawatts

Sembcorp's utilities business establishes presence in Vietnam

Beyond Singapore's shores, Sembcorp makes an investment to develop the Phu My 3 independent power plant in Vietnam

Taking a leap into China

Sembcorp develops Shanghai's first combined cycle gas turbine cogeneration plant, and replicates the centralised utilities model in China with an integrated industrial wastewater treatment plant in Nanjing

First major overseas acquisition in the UK

Sembcorp acquires a centralised utilities business at Wilton International, Teesside, UK

Developer, owner and operator of government-to-government showcase water project

Sembcorp develops an industrial wastewater treatment facility in Zhangjiagang, China, becoming the country's first to treat high concentration wastewater directly from companies. The project is a government-to-government showcase for integrated water management

Urban Development
Growing in Vietnam

Sembcorp expands its presence in southern Vietnam with VSIP Binh Duong II, which boasts a fully integrated manufacturing environment

Moving up the value chain: Fixed & floating platforms

Sembcorp gains capabilities in the fixed & floating platform market with the acquisition of SMOE

Sembcorp's big stride into the Middle East

Sembcorp's first Middle East utilities project, the Fujairah 1 Independent Water and Power Plant in the UAE, is one of the world's largest hybrid desalination plants

Sembcorp becomes a focused Utilities, Marine and Urban Development Group

Sembcorp completes restructuring and rationalisation of the Group's businesses

A rejuvenated Sembcorp brand is unveiled

Symbolising a transformed Sembcorp, a rejuvenated Sembcorp brand is unveiled, with a refreshed logo and tagline

Urban Development
An improved business model: Integrated industrial parks and townships

Sembcorp enters northern Vietnam with a third VSIP project. VSIP Bac Ninh is Sembcorp's first integrated industrial park and township concept in Vietnam that offers a world-class manufacturing, residential and commercial environment

Contributing towards water sustainability in Singapore - The Sembcorp NEWater Plant

Sembcorp develops Singapore's fifth and largest NEWater Plant, one of the largest water recycling facilities in the world and also winner of the prestigious Water Reuse Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2010

Priming for the future with a new integrated yard in Singapore

Sembcorp announces plans to develop a 206-hectare next-generation yard in Singapore

Extending Sembcorp's footprint in Oman

Sembcorp enters Oman in the Middle East, winning a project to develop the US$1 billion Salalah Independent Water and Power Plant

Urban Development
Growing stronger in Vietnam

Sembcorp signs a joint venture agreement for its fourth VSIP project, VSIP Hai Phong, also an integrated township and industrial park

Urban Development
Building an eco high-tech island in China

Sembcorp signs agreements to co-develop the Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-tech Island, a sustainable, ecologically-conscious development, home to high technology and smart industries

Establishing a new Brazilian base

Sembcorp invests in a new shipyard in Brazil to cater to the offshore oil and gas exploration and production market

A global water company

Sembcorp acquires Cascal, an international municipal water business and becomes a global water company serving both municipal and industrial customers

Growing in tandem with Jurong Island's development

Sembcorp invests in new centralised utilities operations in the Banyan district of Jurong Island, Singapore

Recognised globally as Water Company of the Year

Accreditation at the Global Water Awards attests to Sembcorp's status and capabilities as a global water company

Meeting the growing energy needs in India

Sembcorp enters India's fast-growing power sector with a 1,320-megawatt supercritical coal-fired power plant in Andhra Pradesh

Urban Development
Leveraging the rising affluence of China's central-western region

Sembcorp co-develops the Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park, home to innovation-centred and knowledge-intensive enterprises

Moving up the value chain: Drillships

Sembcorp receives the first seven orders for its proprietary-designed drillships

Growing renewable energy capabilities

Sembcorp enters China's renewable energy market with a wind power acquisition

Sembcorp opens first energy-from-waste facility on Jurong Island

Sembcorp's energy-from-waste plant uses waste wood collected by its solid waste management arm as fuel to produce steam for industrial customers. Sembcorp is the only company able to manage the entire energy-from-waste value chain in Singapore

Urban Development
Sembcorp Industrial Parks is renamed Sembcorp Development

A move that signifies a change in its business model to one focusing on integrated development

Urban Development
Sembcorp establishes fifth urban development in Vietnam

Sembcorp signs an agreement for a fifth integrated township and industrial park in Vietnam, VSIP Quang Ngai

Urban Development
Sembcorp establishes urban development in Central Java, Indonesia

Sembcorp signs an agreement to co-develop Kendal Industrial Park in Indonesia

A new state-of-the-art integrated yard in Singapore

Phase I operations at Tuas Boulevard Yard begins. The integrated yard positions Sembcorp for sustainable growth of its marine and offshore business

A successful IPO of Sembcorp Salalah unlocks value for shareholders

Sembcorp Salalah Water & Power Co successfully lists on the Muscat Securities Market in Oman

Supporting China's coal-to-chemical industry

Sembcorp develops its most comprehensive total water management plant for a coal-to-diesel project in Shanxi, China. The project is designated a government-to-government showcase project for integrated water management

Investing in new technologies and solutions

Sembcorp acquires new technologies and solutions including proprietary technologies for next-generation circular-based floaters and modularised LNG and LPG terminals for installation in shallow waters

Industry and government recognition for Sembcorp's industrial water business

Sembcorp gains national recognition in China as the “Leader in Wastewater Treatment for Chemical Industrial Parks”, by ChinaWaterNet's China Water Industry Annual Awards

The new Sembcorp Technology & Innovation Centre

The Sembcorp Technology & Innovation Centre comprises laboratories and applied research and development facilities. It also features an advanced global asset management system

Transformation to One Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp completes the transformation of its Marine business.

Becoming ‘One Sembcorp Marine’ enables Sembcorp Marine to harness the combined scale and expertise of its global marine and offshore operations for greater flexibility, innovation and responsiveness

Entering India's renewable energy market

Sembcorp enters India's renewable energy scene with the acquisition of a wind and solar power company, Green Infra

Establishing a presence in Myanmar

Sembcorp enters a new emerging market, Myanmar, with the development of a 225-megawatt gas-fired power plant

Entering Bangladesh’s energy market

Sembcorp enters Bangladesh with a combined cycle power plant, the country's first public-private partnership with a foreign investor in the public sector

Urban Development
Entrenched position in Vietnam

Sembcorp establishes its sixth and seventh VSIPs - VSIP Hai Duong and VSIP Nghe An - in northern Vietnam

Growing presence in India’s power market

Sembcorp launches a 2,640-megawatt power complex in Andhra Pradesh. The US$3 billion power complex is the largest foreign direct investment-driven project on a single site in the thermal energy sector in India

Creating platforms for commercialisation of innovative water solutions

Sembcorp develops Nanjing International Water Hub, a centre of excellence for international industry players and science and water technology exchanges. The water hub is strategically located on Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-tech Island

Entering Singapore’s solar power market

Sembcorp enters Singapore’s solar power market with one of the largest single-location solar energy systems in the country

Strengthening technological edge and staying globally competitive

Sembcorp launches the Sembcorp Global Asset Management System. Utilising advanced digital tools, the system puts Sembcorp at the forefront of using predictive analytics in the operations of utilities plants.

Sembcorp launches new Climate Change Strategy

Sembcorp launches its new Climate Change Strategy. The Climate Change Strategy outlines what Sembcorp sees as key drivers of the energy transition and why climate change matters to Sembcorp.

Sembcorp unveils a new strategy for the future

Sembcorp unveils a new strategy for the future to strengthen its businesses and pursue sustainable growth. A key focus of the strategy is to reposition its Utilities business to become an integrated energy player that will benefit from the global energy transition.

Sembcorp builds capability in Merchant & Retail energy sector

The development of the Merchant & Retail business will enable Sembcorp to capture opportunities closer to the customer and in multiple markets, enhance competitiveness and returns, and strategically position itself to benefit from the global energy transition. 

Sembcorp establishes beachhead for growth in Australia renewables market

Sembcorp signed an agreement to invest in an estimated 77% stake in Vellocet Clean Energy for A$5 million. The deal establishes a beachhead for Sembcorp to grow in the Australian power market, particularly in the direct supply of renewable energy to companies.

Sembcorp acquires UK Power Reserve, the UK’s largest flexible distributed energy generator

Sembcorp acquires UK Power Reserve, the UK’s largest flexible distributed energy generator, for £216 million. The deal marks a major step in line with Sembcorp’s new strategy to position itself for the global energy transition, grow its merchant energy capabilities, and build an integrated energy business in the UK.

Sembcorp’s first thermal power plant in Bangladesh commences full commercial operation

Sirajganj Unit 4 combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Bangladesh successfully commenced full commercial operation. 

Sembcorp launches sustainability framework

Our Sustainability Framework articulates three ambitions for the future and demonstrates our support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Driven and underpinned by our Purpose & Values, it directs our approach to integrate sustainability and manage our material ESG issues within our business strategy.

A focused Energy and Urban business

On September 11, 2020, Sembcorp Industries demerged from Sembcorp Marine to become a focused Energy and Urban business.

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