The certifications qualify its 3D printing procedures and specifications for components used in its construction and repair projects.
Awarded by quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, the certifications endorse Sembcorp Marine's use of 3D printing technology for repairing non-critical parts such as worn-out metal sleeves used in pumps, and for fabricating bevel gear sets for machinery applications.
The license also carries with it the experience necessary to prepare for the validation and use of more 3D-printed components in its projects, reducing the Group's reliance on external procurement.
Wong Weng Sun, President and CEO, Sembcorp Marine, said, "The DNV GL certifications help us work towards a 3D printing regime that lets Sembcorp Marine custom-make components, improve their design and quality, and mitigate external procurement constraints on cost, lead-time and availability – for instance, parts for a repair job that may be expensive, obsolete, not in stock or no longer in production."
Brice Le Gallo, DNV GL Regional Manager South East Asia and Australia, DNV GL, added, "I truly believe 3D printing can make a major impact in reducing cost, creating efficiencies and lowering supply chain risks. I am confident that the certifications awarded to Sembcorp Marine will encourage more collaborations and developments in the O&M sector."