This ship technology shipyard based in Singapore designs and manufactures dedicated vessels and drilling equipment to meet the needs of ship owners of ASEAN countries and customers in the marine sector. Through 40 years of history, the shipyard has provided a wide range of engineering services, widespread ship repair, shipbuilding, ship remodeling, manufacturing of drilling equipment, and marine engineering. In order to realize these services, the shipyard relies on third-party vendors offering a wide range of equipment and services (including electronic components suitable for harsh marine environment) . In particular, we need a reliable vendor offering high-quality cable terminal kit that can be used with junction boxes and switchgear.
Procuring high quality connectors that work reliably even in harsh environments was just a starting point for the task. In addition, it was necessary to consider the requirement of technical support at offshore. In addition, it was also indispensable that there was a certified installer regarding the attachment of cable accessories.
Of these three major tasks, the quality of the product was extremely important. Customer's desire was that all the components used for the ship had a solid track record in harsh operating environments and the service life was over 30 years.
Next, we needed to be able to receive appropriate level of technical support at offshore. Because shipbuilding is often done in harsh environments, this is never an easy task. As a result, it is difficult to invite field engineers to the site, and it is a problem that we can not deal with problems that occurred during installation work.
Finally, since the cable accessories are the only one of the parts of the power system to assemble at the work site, it was essential that there was a certified installer regarding the attachment of cable accessories. These specialized installers will play an important role in securing performance, durability and site safety. However, such professional skills are short of supply.
TE Connectivity (TE) was a partner that can deal with all these challenges. In addition to products that demonstrate high performance even under severe conditions, TE has technical skills and experience regarding installation.
The customer's TE solution was built around the Raychem heat shrink terminal material kit. These top-class components have a reputation for reliability and durability, and are certified by many classification societies such as DNV and BV.
TE's products also have cold-shrink terminal materials. There are very few suppliers that can supply both heat-shrinkable products and cold shrinkable products, which is a demonstration of TE's ability as a "one-stop" supplier.
In addition, TE also provided exceptional support on site, installation certified installation work, and training. What brought about such a complete end-to-end solution was a unique combination of TE's unparalleled product and talent.
Since encountering TE Connectivity for the first time, this shipyard has been using TE TEKEN Raychem products for ships and drilling equipment for 4 years, and we have installed more than 1,000 kits a year on average. Thanks to this solution, the shipyard could respond to client needs and schedules repeatedly.