The Keppel Marina—Developing and Operating a High-Intensity Marina in Singaporeby Kok-Seng Wong, Singmarine Industries Ltd, Singapore,
Abstract: The Keppel Marina in Singapore represents a highly-efficient, high intensity use of a small land and water site area for a stack storage marina and boatyard, developed and operating within one of Singapore's largest commercial shipyards, and utilizing remodelled and modified shipyard buildings, piers, and other facilities as the main elements of the marina. From its opening, this marina facility has exerienced a high degree of success due to the established maritime services reputation of the parent company (Keppel), and the integrated services approach of management through the Singmarine Industries subsidiary, which combined a number of existing and new companies to provide a 'full-service' capability for the marina operations. The Keppel Marina provides a complete instruction/licensing/sales/service/ activities package for new boaters and complete storage maintenance and parts capabilities through the several operating companies which occupy the site. Continued growth and expansion within the limited site area have occurred since the 1989 opening, and ultimate replacement by the uses of the maritime community master-planned for the site will occur over the next several years.
Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Shipyards | Water storage | Land use | Commercial buildings | Industrial facilities | Piers | Storage facilities | Asia | Singapore
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