Keppel Offshore & Marine’s subsidiaries have secured contracts worth about US$110 million in total.
Keppel Shipyard will, for SOFEC Inc., fabricate an external turret mooring system for an FPSO vessel that will operate in the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields in Ghana, in 1500m water depth. Fabrication of the turret is expected to be completed in 1Q 2015.
Keppel Singmarine has secured three contracts from Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings Ltd. - a subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada) - to build two ice-class supply vessels and an ice-class multi-purpose duty-rescue vessel. When completed and delivered in 2015, these vessels will support offshore platforms at the Filanovsky oil field in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Russia.
Keppel Singmarine strengthened its position in the specialized market of ice-class vessels when it won the contract from LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft in 2006 to construct Asia's first two icebreakers, and it has continued to build up its capabilities in ice technology since. The contracts from Bumi Armada will add another three to its existing track record of seven new-build ice-class vessels for the Arctic and Caspian regions.
In China, Keppel Nantong has secured an order from KSP Towage Sdn Bhd for the construction of two tugs. These tugs, which are scheduled for delivery in 3Q 2014, will be chartered for deployment in Malaysia.
Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M, said: "We are happy to be able to offer our comprehensive suite of offshore and marine solutions to our valued repeat customers, who are once again placing their confidence in Keppel by entrusting their projects with us.
"Keppel Shipyard's latest contract bears testament to our expertise and experience in FPSO turret fabrication and installation, while Keppel Singmarine's and Keppel Nantong's contracts reiterate our competency in the construction of a variety of ships, including ice-class vessels."