US-based Caterpillar Marine is planning to establish a new marine centre in Singapore in order to bring all its employees working in the country together in one location.

Currently, Caterpillar Marine employs around 200 people in Singapore.

The new centre, to be located in the company’s former remanufacturing site at 5 Tukang Innovation Grove, will feature new production capacity for Caterpillar Marine’s propulsion business.

"The centre will build the company’s MTA azimuth thrusters and MTT tunnel thrusters."

Expected to be fully operational by the last quarter of this year, the centre will build the company’s MTA azimuth thrusters and MTT tunnel thrusters.  

With the ability to manufacture a full line of thrusters, including the additional capacity to produce the new MTA 9 and expanded series of thrusters for the tug market, the new marine centre will also accommodate Caterpillar Marine’s propulsion systems solutions team members.

The team helps develop advanced and new marine propulsion system concept designs.

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Caterpillar Marine’s site in Singapore also looks after the company’s sales and service hub, featuring MaK, Caterpillar Marine and EMD branded medium-speed diesel engines for the marine, power generation, and oil and gas markets across the Asia Pacific and Oceania region. 

The new marine centre will also allow the Caterpillar Marine Asia Pacific dealership to expand its workshop space and capabilities, as well as consolidate its offsite spare parts inventory.

Furthermore, the new centre will allow an expansion in Cat Medium speed engine training services for customers in the region.

A new Caterpillar Propulsion Training centre for customers and dealers on Caterpillar Propulsion thrusters and controls is also planned following the completion of the marine centre.

Caterpillar currently provides medium and high-speed diesel engines, generator sets and auxiliary engines for the marine industry.