GlobalFoundries is a big name in semiconductor, the company provides feature-rich solutions that enable its customers to develop pervasive chips for high-growth market segments and has footprint in US, Europe and Asia. The company broke ground in Singapore for a new RM16 billion highly advanced semiconductor plant and with work starting to take shape at the site, Malaysia owned Kelington Group managed to snag a contract worth approximately RM45 million to undertake Ultra High Purity (“UHP”) work at the facility.
Kelington which provides integrated engineering solutions specialising in ultra-high purity (UHP) gas and chemical delivery systems, mechanical process engineering, mechanical systems and electrical systems will be handling the specialty gas system distribution works for the phase one construction of GF’s 300mm wafer fab. The new fab is expected to be the most advanced semi manufacturing facility in Singapore, and its memory solutions will be catered for fast-growing end-markets in the automotive, 5G mobility and secure device segments.
The contract will add nicely to this years orderbook for Kelington after having so far clinched RM264 million of new orders, this will bolster its outstanding orderbook to RM523 million as at August. Commenting on the new contract, CEO Ir Raymond Gan “as GF’s new fab in Singapore will be the most advanced semiconductor facility in the country, this project win will definitely enhance our corporate profile in the industry while also serves as a testament to our established technical capability.”
Kelington is well positioned to benefit from the chip shortage and growing number of semiconductor plants going online, the company expects the project flow for its UHP business to remain robust in tandem with the rising adoption of Internet of Things and 5G technology. Established itself for more than 20 years, its strong track record of global clientele together from the accelerated expansion activities by semiconductor manufacturers will be a positive prospect for the company. The Group tenderbook currently stands at about RM1.5 billion