New Appointments at Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) announces the appointment of Mr. Hoe Eng Hock as the Executive Director of Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd with effect from July 1, 2005, following the retirement of Mr. Goh Boon Kiat on June 30, 2005.

Mr. Hoe, 54 years old, will oversee the business operations and strategic development of Keppel Singmarine, a world leader in the construction of offshore support vessels and harbor tugs.

A Colombo Plan scholar, he has served and held various senior management positions in the Keppel group of companies since 1975. Mr. Hoe was country manager in charge of Keppel's businesses in Philippines between 1991 and 2002. Prior to this new appointment, he was the Senior General Manager (Production) of Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd.

Mr. Hoe has more than 30 years of marine industry experience and is currently serving as the Vice President of the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), apart from being a member of industry associations such as The Institute of Marine Engineers, UK, the Institute of Chartered Engineer (UK) and the American Bureau of Shipping.

The management of Keppel O&M would like to thank Mr. Goh for his invaluable contributions to the Group and extends its best wishes to him in his future endeavours. Mr. Goh who had been the Keppel group of companies since 1971, will continue to serve as a non-executive director of Keppel Singmarine.

The company has also appointed Mr. Yick Ping Wong, 55, as the Executive Director (Caspian) to oversee the growth and development of Keppel O&M's business in the Caspian Sea region. He will be stationed in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

With over 30 years in the Keppel Group, Mr. Yick started his career with Keppel FELS Limited (KFELS) in 1974 before coming on board Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited (KIE) as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in January 2000. He has over twenty years of experience in engineering design, engineering management, project management, production management, general management and large scale infrastructure project investments.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, Keppel O&M is the global leader in offshore rigs and ship repair and conversion as well as a specialised shipbuilder. Its near market, near customer strategy is bolstered by a global network of 16 yards in the Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, the Caspian Sea, Middle East and the North Sea regions. Integrating the experience and expertise of its yards worldwide, the group aims to be the provider of choice and partner in solutions for the offshore and marine industry.


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