Keppel, NUS to set up corporate lab

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, accompanied by Prof Choo Yoo Sang (Lloyd's Register Foundation Chair Professor in National University of Singapore, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering), views a model of a jack-up rig during his tour of the exhibition at the launch of Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory on 25 November 2013.

SINGAPORE - Keppel Singapore and the National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced that they are setting up a corporate lab that will develop technological solutions for the offshore industry.

Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, which will be set up also in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister's Office, Singapore, will be based at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and will be established with an investment amount of $75 million.

The launch of the laboratory was graced by Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Teo Chee Hean, who is also Chairman of NRF.

It is the second laboratory to be established under the NRF's Corp Lab @ University scheme, which is established to support Singapore's autonomous universities in their conduct of industry-relevant research with companies as partners.

In the long term, the Corporate Laboratory aims to nurture engineering students for the offshore industry, providing opportunities for talented and motivated students to get hands-on experience with valuable exposure to the practical needs of the offshore industry.