Sarawak keen to grow shipbuilding expertise


Kuala Lumpur: With national government keen to boost Malaysia’s shipbuilding output to 2% of global output Sarawak is keen not to miss out. Local authorities there have committed to bringing in foreign experts to train local staff. The training will range from school to university level. 

Last year, shipbuilders in Sarawak exported around RM500m worth of vessels. In 2012, the figure will likely double led by the likes of Nam Cheong. 

Over the weekend Nam Cheong launched its latest support vessel for Bumi Armada, the NC 800, the first diesel-electric platform support vessel in the country. It is also the largest ship built by the company so far.  [10/12/12]

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