Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd

A Multi-disciplinary Marine Engineering Company specialising in ship modeling, engineering design drafting work, marine insurance survey and maritime project consultancy.
We develop 3D modeling packages, engineering and associated steel processing package, and also project management.

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Work Scope

Ship Designing & Modeling by generation of machine codes for NC machines using TRIBON, GPIPE & XSTEEL softwares.
Pipe & Steel work production modeling
Marine Consultancy & Survey on behalf of insurance companies, ship owners, shipyards and lawyers.
Engineering Drafting & Design works using general drafting Autocad software.
Project Management for new shipbuilding & ship conversion.
Calculations for ship launching & stability.
Tribon Software for 3D design, modeling and production information.
Finite element analysis using NeiNastran.

Ships Designing & Modeling

We provide comprehensive ship designs in accordance to Class Rules requirements and owners specifications.
Assist ship owners to incorporate technical specifications for their new building and conversion projects.
Provide ship modeling services to our shipyards and ship owners clients for generation of machine codes (DXF, EIA, ESSI)
for computer-aided cutting machines, which includes nesting of steel plating to reduce wastage.
Added design works such as design and arrangement of piping, electrical cabling and air-conditioning ducting to ship modeling projects.
We utilise computer softwares mainly from Tribon Solutions, a leading ship design software from Sweden.
Specialised softwares from other leading ship design companies may also be used to cater to our different clients.

Marine Insurance Survey & Consultancy

Our staff remains active in providing valuable services to the marine insurance industry in areas of hull & machinery survey, warranty survey of special cargo projects, casualty investigation and in event of collision, we will also carry out the speed and angle of blow study.

Engineering Design & Drafting Work

Our engineering team is actively engaged in marine engineering design work, and are supported by our multi-disciplined modeling
& drafting teams using specialised computer softwares.
We have experience in the drafting work of General Arrangement of vessel conversion for local shipyards, launching of supply vessels in PT ASL Shipyard and containership at Unithai Engineering Shipyard, and structural drawings of large workshops and Yacht Club hangers for our overseas clients.

Structural Engineering and Design Work

Our associate consultants have extensive experience in naval architecture, ship launching calculations, structural design of
covered workshops, clubhouse and mechanical engineering solutions.

Using Tribon in the Building Process

We use Tribon software to calculate various building information such as inital lines & surface fairing,
hull & outfitting modeling and their production information.

Project Management

We supervise and organise project teams to act as owners representatives in new shipbuilding and ship conversion projects in Singapore
as well as other shipyards where our services are needed.

Shipyards Consultancy & Management

We are capable in providing consultancy and management services to new and existing shipyards.
Our experience in starting and operating shipyards at Batam / Philippines / Argentina enables us to provide consultancy service to our clients
for any marine engineering and ship construction concerns.

Warehouse Facility

We have a 4,200m² storage warehouse with 24 hours security in Sekupang indrustrial zone, Batam.
It is served by main roads leading to ferry terminals & major shipyards.
For enquiries, please call (+62) 778 326333 or email us

Company's History

The company was started in September 2001 when founders Mr Lum Kin Wah together with Mr Chan Lim Yan remodelled the survey company, L Y Chan Consultancy Pte Ltd that was formed 5 months earlier by Mr Chan to do H&M insurance survey, into a engineering specialist services provider dealing with Tribon 3D modelling for new building production information.
With special emphasis on the company’s main core business in computer-aided design and computer-aided machine activities, the company was later renamed Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd. Formation of Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd was made possible after the securing of the Tribon Software Privilege Scheme that enabled free use of its licences on condition of payment of levies on fees earned. The scheme was secured for a 5 year period.

Marine Cadcam main office was set up in Singapore at a Jurong Tuas workshop working on marketing & contracting, Tribon modelling and engineering drafting work. The main core business activities from the initial period up to now, remains to be Tribon modeling & production information work,
and over time, we have gone on to do design work.
We now have our main office in Singapore, and a production centre in Batam through the wholly owned PT Marine Cadcam Indonesia. The Batam office was initially runned by a senior partner who owned part of the Batam office, and together with four staff members. Shortly after, our Argentinian friend Frederick Cooke was assisting us as a consultant. A wide range of engineering design work and Tribon modelling work of small marine crafts consisting of 28m tugs to 50m catamaran to 75m Ocean going supply vessel to 30,000DWT tanker were contracted, allowing Marine Cadcam to grow and build up various expertise.

Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd entered into the business of offshore structures using Tribon modelling at the end of 2003, and from then on it was the main business of the company. By July 2006, Mr Chan had acquired all shares of Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd and PT Marine Cadcam Indonesia
from Mr Lum and the third shareholder, when the company went up for sale due to the need for more cash injection as the Free Tribon Licence scheme came to an end in September 2006.
At the end of 2006, there were two major offshore structures Tribon modelling in hand that required more manpower, staff strength in the Batam office grew to 45 while the Singapore main office is headed by Mr Chan, as Mr Lum had resigned from the Board of Directors to concentrate on his work in PT Batamec on the end of February 2007.

Our Strengths

At the start of the company, our strength lies with Mr Lum Kin Wah and Mr Chan Lim Yan who were both naval architects by training
and together had more than 55 years of experience in the marine industry found the company. Both of them started their marine training in Keppel Shipyard as an apprentice in the early 1970s.

Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd is currently headed by Mr Chan, and they are supported by a team of staff at our Singapore main office, and a team of Indonesians led by Mr Akhmad and our experienced Mr Fredrick Cooke at our Batam production centre PT Marine Cadcam Indonesia respectively. The team members are young, ambitious, delegated and are all well trained in Tribon Solutions software, GPIPE, XSTEEL and other engineering computers softwares.

At the moment, in our production centre, PT Marine Cadcam Indonesia, there are 45 engineering staff, and supporting them are 3 administrators and office assistants, and the IT department manned by Mr Iman.

IT department takes care of all the needs of the Tribon configuration and licence renewal services on monthly basis, maintenance of all PCs and laptops. In some project such as Dyna-Mac Engineering, our IT is also involved in setting up of the Tribon modeling network within Dyna-Mac’s local area networking (LAN) system and trouble-shooting.

Our associate consultants include Professor Frederick Cooke who has specialized academic and professional experience in naval architecture, ship construction/conversion, ship launching and structural engineering work.

Our Clients

Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd
Jurong Shipyard Ltd
Ang Seng Liu Shipyard Pte Ltd
PT. Nexus Engineering Indonesia / McDermott, Batam
President Marine Pte Ltd
Ang Sing Liu Shipyard Pte Ltd
NQEA Australia
PT Batamec
Jet Lee Engineering Pte Ltd
Pan-United Marine Pte Ltd
Labroy Shipbuilding & Engg PL
Malaysian Shipyard & Engg S.B + Technip (Malaysia)
Damen Shipyard Singapore
Pan United Marine Pte Ltd
Dyna-Mac Engineering Pte Ltd

Singapore Head Office
Marine Cadcam Pte Ltd

Address: 35 Marine Crescent #09-57
Singapore 440035
Tel: (+65) 6273 4966
Fax: (+65) 6443 4988
Chan Lim Yan (

Batam Office
PT. Marine Cadcam Indonesia

Address: Kawasan Industrial Kav.3, Sekupang
Batam - Indonesia
Tel: (+62) 778 326333
Fax: (+62) 778 326331
Akhmad (General Manager) (
Prof. F. Cooke (Principal Advisor) (
Helena (