ST Engineering today announced that its Marine business has signed a naval maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in-service support contract for two ex-Singapore Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PV) with Muara Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (MMS) of Brunei Darussalam, a joint venture between Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd and Naval Vessels Lürssen (NVL) which functions as the main MRO service provider for the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN). ST Engineering will deploy a team of specialist engineers in Brunei to jointly work with MMS to support the build-up of a maintenance regime for the Fearless-class Patrol Vessels. The contract is for a period of 18 months.
In addition to providing naval MRO in-service support services, ST Engineering could also be optionally called upon to perform on-site technical support and resources, including deploying a mobile team to Brunei and offering engineering solutions for obsolescence and modernization needs.
The two patrol vessels were transferred from the Republic of Singapore Navy to RBN, after undergoing overhaul and refurbishment programs at ST Engineering’s Benoi yard. The first PV was named KDB As-Siddiq and handed over to RBN on 15 March 2023.
ST Engineering’s marine arm has an extensive track record in providing turnkey solutions for naval and homeland security segments. Its services range from basic design to production design, construction, system integration, testing and commissioning, as well as the provision of logistics services. It leverages the use of 3D and virtual reality software in its design and engineering, and digitalization and automation to deliver our end-to-end services to meet the complex needs of its customers.