Welcome to the SBS website

The objective of our website is to provide a brief history of SBS and highlight the areas of expertise we have to offer, giving you the opportunity to quickly see which of our support services may be of interest to you and how to contact us for more specific information.


About SBS

SBS was established 28 years ago in the United Kingdom, to provide independent development engineering consultancy services to UK and international oil and gas (O&G) industry clients in the specialist areas of marine and subsea development engineering. During recent years, SBS has embraced the low-carbon, renewable energy industry, specialising in ocean energy tidal-stream projects where our core O&G skills and knowledge are synergistic and directly transferable to ocean energy power-generation projects. In November 2015, SBS established the first ocean energy Independent Power Producer in Indonesia for a 150MW tidal-stream facility.

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What do we do?

SBS is an international project developer with an outstanding record of success. It provides independent technical expertise from the concept definition stage of a project with a strong emphasis on safety and cost reductions through its leading-edge technologies, while maximising asset value through world-class engineering standards and robust project management support, through every stage of the offshore project life cycle.

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Customer Commitment

SBS is committed to a continuous programme of leading-edge technology development and application software packages to give long-term sustainable benefits to our clients. Our primary focus is on adding value at the front-end of a project and providing project management support through to completion. When you trust your project to SBS you will have access to more than 600 specialist engineers, safety professionals and scientists.

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Where else do we operate?

SBS is a UK-based marine and subsea development engineering and project management consultancy with a focus on projects in South East Asia. We have been supporting our many South East Asian clients from the UK since 1998. The Company established its first South East Asian branch office, SBS INDONESIA, in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2004. Subsequently, SBS (THAILAND) Ltd was formed in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2008, followed by SBS (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2010. Our next office opening will be: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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What are we focused on?

Since 2012, we have become progressively more focused on renewable ocean energy power generation developments. Following completion of a technical concept definition and pre-feasibility study in 2015, SBS signed an MoU with State-owned Electrical Utility, PT. Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), for the exclusive rights to develop 3 prime, tidal energy sites.
Presently SBS is progressing Indonesia’s first commercial-scale ocean energy power generation facility – which we call our Nautilus Ocean Energy Project. Having completed the main feasibility study in 2016, we received a Power Purchase Agreement from PLN and commenced a comprehensive, 36-month development engineering phase. During this period we will carry out additional offshore site surveys and FEED works for the project. At completion of detail engineering; turbine and power cable manufacturing, we will install Phase I., with initial capacity of 12MW, expanding to 70MW (Phase II.) through to 150MW (Phase III.) during the following three years. Total estimated development cost is US$750m.

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What clients said

SBS were compliant with industry standards and code, and their engineers were dedicated in delivering solutions to a number of issues. My experience with SBS has been positive and I have no hesitation in recommending SBS services to others.– William John Armstrong
Senior Vice President Technical
Mubadala Petroleum (Thailand) Ltd
Mubadala Petroleum (Thailand) Ltd