ST Engineering wins naval MRO contract in Brunei

Singapore’s ST Engineering Marine division has entered into a naval maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) in-service support contract. This agreement pertains to two ex-Singapore Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PV) and is with Muara Maritime Services Sdn Bhd (MMS) in Brunei Darussalam.

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MMS is a joint venture between Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd and Naval Vessels Lürssen (NVL), serving as the primary MRO service provider for the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN).

ST Engineering will deploy a team of specialist engineers in Brunei to jointly work with MMS to support the build-up of a maintenance regime for the Fearless-class Patrol Vessels. The contract is for a period of 18 months.

In addition to providing naval MRO in-service support services, ST Engineering could also be optionally called upon to perform on-site technical support and resources, including deploying a mobile team to Brunei and offering engineering solutions for obsolescence and modernisation needs.

The two patrol vessels were transferred from the Republic of Singapore Navy to RBN, after undergoing overhaul and refurbishment programmes at ST Engineering’s Benoi yard. The first PV was named KDB As-Siddiq and handed over to RBN on 15 March 2023.