Singapore and Norway Sign 2 MoUs to Strengthen Maritime Sector Singapore company registration specialist, Rikvin, is optimistic that the two MoUs signed by Singapore and Norway following the 7th Singapore Maritime Week will pave the way for a stronger and greener maritime sector in Singapore.
Singapore and Norway have just signed two MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) in a bid to further clean technology application in the maritime sector. The signing of the MoUs come on the back of the 7th Singapore Maritime Week, which has recently concluded. Singapore Company Registration specialist, Rikvin, recognizes the MoUs as a testament to Singaporeâ€™s commitment to building a stronger maritime sector through R&D and cleantech application. MPA- RCN MoU The first MoU, called MPA-RCNMoU, was signed between Singaporeâ€™s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN). The MPA-RCN MoU aims to further research and development (R&D) as well as education and training efforts in the maritime sector for another three years. This renewal represents the fifth MoU between both parties since 2000. It also marks a mutual agreement to continue a fruitful 11-year partnership that was built on successful projects. MECE MoU The second MoU aims to promote sustainable maritime-related research and development in Singapore. Called the Maritime Environment and Clean Energy (MECE)Memorandum of Understanding, it was signed between MPA, Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and BW Ventures (BWV). As part of the agreement, BWV will develop the Green Marine Innovation Center (GMIC), a one stop shop that provides the resources, personnel and facilities to boost cleantech R&Defforts for the maritime industry.
Furthermore, all parties will commit to fund MECER&Dprojects. BWV and MPA will each inject S$5million in support of GMIC-driven projects over the next half decade. Likewise, SMI will contribute some funding for R&D projects led by local research and educational institutions. According to the Norwegian BusinessAssociation (Singapore), there are almost 200 Norwegian companies that have opted for Singapore company setup. This represents one of the biggest cluster of Norwegian firms outside of Norway. Rikvin is optimistic that the two MoUs will bode well for firms in the maritime industry and compel more cleantech as well as maritime firms to opt for Singapore company formation in the coming years. Mr. Satish Bakhda, Head of Rikvin’s Operations affirmed, “The MoUs signal that Norway and Singapore are determined to build on the growth of their esteemed maritime industries. We are optimistic that more maritime and cleantech firms will navigate towards Singapore due to its reputation as a frontrunner for new technology adoption and industrial thought-leadership. We also anticipate that more maritime and cleantech experts will opt for the singapore work visato complement and grow Singapore’s pool of industry experts.” About the Publisher: Rikvin is a Singapore-based consultancy that offers businesssolutions for both local and foreign professionals, investors and entrepreneurs. Rikvin’s areasof expertise include assistance to form a Singapore company, Singapore company registration, offshore company setup, accounting, taxation, Singapore employment passand other related corporate services. Rikvin also provides immigration services for foreign professionals wishing to relocate to Singapore. Rikvin PTELTD 20 Cecil Street, #14-01, Equity Plaza, Singapore 049705 Main Lines: (65) 6438 8887 Fax (65) 6438 2436 http://www.rikvin.com
Published on Apr 26, 2012
Learn about Singapore Company Registration – provided and presented by Rikvin, Singapore’s leading company registration firm and business so...