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Keppel, Ørsted in Offshore Substation Pact

Nov 30, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed a framework agreement with offshore wind industry giant Ørsted for future offshore substation (OSS) projects.'The agreement is part of a strategic initiative to strengthen the long-term partnership…

Offshore Wind: Keppel O&M to Build Topsides for Two Offshore Substations

Nov 22, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured a contract from an undisclosed renewable energy company to build two offshore substation topsides (OSS) worth around S$110 million (around 73,4 million U.S. dollars).Keppel O&M, through its subsidiary Keppel Fels…

Awilco Drilling to Recycle 1983-built Floater

Nov 16, 2021

WilHunter, one of two Awilco Drilling's 1980s built semi-submersible drilling rigs, is set to be recycled. Awilco Drilling shared the news in its quarterly presentation on Tuesday.The WilHunter rig, built in 1983 by Daewoo and upgraded in 1999 and 2011…

Keppel Completes Construction of Offshore Wind Substations for Ørsted

Sep 29, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has completed the construction of two offshore substations for offshore wind giant Ørsted.The two unmanned 600MW offshore wind farm substations will be deployed in Taiwan’s Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms…

"We'll vigorously defend," Keppel Says After FPSO Arbitration Request

Jul 23, 2021

Singapore-based Keppel Offshore and Marine subsidiaries have been slapped with a request for arbitration from an unnamed counterparty in relation to contracts for the delivery of Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.Keppel…

Keppel, Sembcorp Marine in Talks to Merge Offshore and Marine Units

Jun 24, 2021

Temasek-backed Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are exploring a potential tie-up which would see them combine their struggling offshore and marine (O&M) businesses after years of losses in an industry downturn…

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Confirms $764,5M FPSO Hull Order

May 11, 2021

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering has through its subsidiary Hyundai Heavy Industries secured a ~$764,5 million order for the construction of an FPSO Hull.In a stock exchange filing on Tuesday, KSOE said it had secured a KRW 854,7 billion…

Keppel Tells MHWirth to Resume Drilling Package Work after Suspension

May 10, 2021

Drilling equipment maker MHWirth has received a notice from Singapore's Keppel FELS to resume work under the order Keppel had suspended in December 2020.As reported back in December, Keppel had sent a notice to MHWirth to suspend work under the order for a drilling rig package signed in 2019…

Petrobras Orders Seventh FPSO for Buzios Field

May 10, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has ordered an FPSO from Singapore's Keppel Shipyard, in what will be the seventh FPSO unit installed in the Búzios field, in the Santos Basin.The FPSO, to be named P-78, will have a processing capacity of 180 thousand barrels of oil per day and 7…

Keppel in Talks with Petrobras to Build FPSO for Buzios Field

Apr 19, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Corporation has confirmed it has been in talks with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras to built an FPSO vessel for the Buzios field offshore Brazil.In a statement on Friday, responding to an article by Upstream Daily News…

Awilco Drilling CEO Resigns as Rig Cancellations 'Change Prerequisites'

Feb 01, 2021

Jens Berge, Chief Executive Officer of the troubled offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has resigned from the company 'to pursue other opportunities.'In an announcement released Sunday evening (CET), Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling, which…

Keppel to Exit Offshore Rig Building Business

Jan 28, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine, a company famous for its offshore rig construction, is set to undergo a major transformation, look for opportunities as a developer and integrator of offshore energy and infrastructure assets, and exit the offshore rig building business…

Awilco Drilling Terminates Rig Building Contract with Keppel. Seeks Refund

Dec 29, 2020

Offshore driller Awilco Drilling said Monday it had terminated its offshore rig construction order with Singapore's Keppel, citing breach of contract and seeking a refund. The termination comes after Keppel itself terminated the same contract…

Keppel AmFELS Lays Keel for First Jones Act WTIV

Dec 16, 2020

Shipbuilder Keppel AmFELS has laid the keel for the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) at its shipyard in Brownsville, Texas, marking a key milestone for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

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