Friday, August 1, 2014

Crowley Opens Singapore Location

By Mark Edward Nero

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific market by opening a new project management office in Singapore, the company said June 30.

The company says the expansion should allow it to better support customers in the oil and gas mining; engineering, construction and procurement management (ECPM); and engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) industries.

Crowley project manager William Hill has relocated from the company’s Anchorage office to Singapore where he has assumed the position of business development director and will manage the project support office. Hill has been with Crowley for more than six years as projects director, projects and business development director in Alaska, working various sealift and marine projects for major oil, gas and EPCM customers.

“We’ve seen an increase in customers requiring service in the region and ... we decided that a physical location with local personnel in Singapore was necessary,” Hill explained. “It will allow us to not only have in-person management of our assets in the area, but will also provide better, more timely communication with our current and potential customer base.”

In addition to the newly opened solutions office in Singapore, Crowley subsidiary Titan Salvage also maintains a presence in the area with a 45,000 square-foot site west of the city.