Caterpillar Marine is establishing a new Marine Center in Singapore in the facility at 5 Tukang Innovation Grove previously occupied by Caterpillar Remanufacturing.
The facility will bring together in one location almost 200 people employed by Caterpillar Marine in Singapore, and is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter 2016.
It will also house members of Caterpillar Marine's Propulsion Systems Solutions team, and already serves as Caterpillar Marine's sales and service hub covering MaK, Caterpillar Marine and EMD branded medium speed diesel engines for the marine, power generation and oil and gas markets throughout the Asia Pacific and Oceania region.
“As part of this latest commitment to Singapore’s maritime industry, the new center will allow Caterpillar Marine Asia Pacific dealership to expand its workshop space and capabilities, and consolidate its extensive offsite spare parts inventory to improve the efficiency of its parts operations,” the company stated.
The new centre will feature new production capacity for Caterpillar Marine’s propulsion business and to build its range of MTA azimuth thrusters and MTT tunnel thrusters.
The new Marine Center will have the capability to produce the full line of thrusters including additional capacity to produce the new MTA 9 with rated power exceeding 3.5 MW, as well as Caterpillar's expanded series of thrusters dedicated to the tug market.