About Us

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BM (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Established in 1987 in Singapore, Billion Miles (“BM”) Singapore Pte Ltd  holds interests in chemical trading, shipbuilding and low-sulphur fuel engine development. Our R&D team comprises of pioneers in the development of methanol and natural gas engines for marine applications. Under SPRING Singapore (presently called Enterprise Singapore) Capability Development Grant, jointly with our associate, we successfully developed a M100 engine suitable for land and marine application. In October 2015, we were awarded the inaugural MPA MINT Co-funding scheme to enhance our engine development and enable ship-owners to meet the onus of strict emission rules with minimal investments. Our project was mentioned by Singapore’s Senior Minister at the Committee of Supply Debate 2016.

To-date, we have converted more than 20 vessels to run on a methanol-based fuel (“MFB”). In addition, we also work with renowned genset manufacturers to service off-grid power generation needs for O&G activities, events, data centers and construction. Given our home ground is in Singapore, we have a strong pan-Asian presence with a growing clientele in other parts of the world.   We pride ourselves in developing environmentally sustainable solutions for all industries globally, as per our corporate slogan Sustainable Power Driven by BM.

  • Core Business Scope

– Fuel Injection and Control Strategy for Methanol and Natural Gas

– High speed Methanol and Natural Gas engine

– Vessel and/or fleet conversion to run MFB with fuel switch option to natural gas

– Off-grid power generation needs for O&G activities, events, data centers and construction

Industry: Machinery

Company size: 11-50 Employees

Headquarters: Singapore, Singapore

Type: Privately Held

Founded: 1987

Our story

Our Group was established in Singapore in 1969 by the elderly Mr. Chen and includes BM (Singapore) Ptd. Ltd., BMDi (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Panda International Co. Pte. Ltd. (“Panda”), CK Renewables Pte. Ltd (“CKR”) and Shanxi Eco-Methanol Engine Solutions Co. Ltd. (“SEM”). The intention was for the Group to operate as agents for Multinational Corporates in Asia-Pacific in the distribution of chemicals/dyestuffs. The company did very well for itself and soon built a solid brand name. On the back of such a successful track record, the Group expanded into China under the Billion Miles branding in 1987. This move was timely as it coincided with the liberalization of the Chinese economy. Our shareholders are among the pioneers in setting up a Foreign Invested Enterprise (“FIE”) in China and comprise natural persons of Canada, China and Singapore.

Today, Billion Miles has expanded from the chemicals/dyestuffs space into a full-fledged methanol engine manufacturing and conversion base with focused applications for marine, residential, commercial and industrial sectors in propulsion, standby/emergency power, continuous or prime power generation. We operate on both B2C and B2B basis and also serve as independent development services and components provider in plug-and-play methanol injection (BMDiTM) for engine/truck OEMs. Given our home ground is in Singapore, we have a strong pan-Asian presence with a growing clientele in others parts of the world looking to meet increasingly stringent clean emissions regulations. To-date, we have co-worked with engine OEMs, shipyards, bunker suppliers and local port authorities to convert over 20 vessels to run on MFB.

Our engine production site is equipped with a world-class test bench that includes AVL exhaust analyzer, Toceil air flow meter, Coriolis flowmeter and others. We are able to independently complete FATs, reliability tests and critical parts developmental tests for approval and other verification purposes as required by our client. Our generating sets range from 5 – 425kVA, all driven by our proprietary BM methanol and natural gas engines of bore sizes 98, 110 and 145mm with rated power of ~32KW – ~400KW. All of our engines and generating sets are designed in facilities certified to ISO 9001 and manufactured in facilities certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 9002.