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Equinor's Johan Castberg FPSO Faces Delays as "Weld and Fatigue-analysis Errors" Found

Sep 02, 2020

Delivery of the FPSO destined for Equinor's Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea is expected to be delayed after the company found issues with the weld quality and fatigue calculations program.The FPSO hull was ordered by Equinor (then known as Statoil) back in 2017 from Singapore's Sembcorp Marine and it was at the time said that the construction of the hull was 'the most time-critical delivery for the completion of the Johan Castberg project…

Dyna-Mac, Keppel Shipyard Enter MoU

Sep 17, 2020

Singapore-based oil and gas module builder Dyna-Mac has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Keppel Shipyard, a subsidiary of rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine.Under the agreement, the two companies will explore potential business…

Kim Heng Forms Subsea Services and Salvage Firm Zale

Sep 11, 2020

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, Singapore's offshore vessel provider, and offshore wind player, is setting up a new subsidiary named Zale, focused on subsea and emergency response services.Kim Heng said Friday that a new fully owned subsidiary Zale had been incorporated in Singapore…

Rig-building Impairments Drag Keppel to 1H Loss

Jul 30, 2020

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp reported a loss in the first half of 2020 due to impairments in its offshore and marine business that has been battered by low global oil prices.Keppel posted a net loss of S$537 million ($390 million) for the six months to June…

Analysts: Temasek Might Drop $3B Bid to Acquire Controlling Stake in Keppel

Jul 29, 2020

Temasek Holding's $3 billion bid to acquire a controlling stake in Keppel Corp will be under scrutiny on Thursday as a big quarterly profit drop at the conglomerate could raise the risk of the state investor dropping its proposal, analysts said…

Keppel to Deliver Components for Two MODEC FPSOs

Jul 15, 2020

Singapore's Keppel O&M has received orders from Japan's FPSO leasing company MODEC to deliver components for two FPSO units. The orders are worth S$73 million (USD52,5 million) in total.In Singapore, Keppel Shipyard will fabricate, complete…

Keppel Starts Arbitration Against Awilco Drilling

Jun 23, 2020

Keppel Corporation has launched arbitration proceedings against offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling over the latter's recent move to terminate a semi-submersible rig construction contract worth about $425 million.Awilco earlier in June…

POSH Offshore Vessel for Cargo Ship Crews Calling in Singapore

Jun 18, 2020

Offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings' (POSH) accommodation vessel has been designated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (“MPA”) to support crew changes for cargo ships calling in Singapore.To date, MPA has approved about 6…

Temasek Supports Sembcorp Marine's $1.5B Rights Issue

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's Temasek Holdings stepped in on Monday to support a S$2.1 billion ($1.5 billion) rights issue by Sembcorp Marine as the state investor moves to help the city-state's struggling rig-building sector.Following the deal, loss-making Sembcorp Marine…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

Awilco Drilling Scraps Semi-Sub Rig Deal with Keppel

Jun 08, 2020

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has terminated an offshore rig construction deal with Keppel, citing a breach of contract.Awilco said Monday that its subsidiary Awilco Rig 1 (AR1) had notified Singapore-based Keppel FELS that it had…

Energean Power FPSO Topside Installation Work Kicks Off

Jun 08, 2020

Work on Energean's Energean Power FPSO in Singapore has begun as Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard, Singapore, reopened on June 2, after the COVID-19 lockdown.The FPSO hull arrived from China in April for topside integration works in Singapore…

Halted Shares of Sembcorp Marine, Parent in Focus in Singapore

Jun 05, 2020

Shares in Sembcorp Marine and Sembcorp Industries remained halted for a second day on Friday, prompting speculation among some analysts about a potential deal between the Singapore rig builder and its parent company.'Given the concurrent nature of the trading halts…

Keppel, Borr Drilling Agree on Jack-Up Deliveries Delay

Jun 05, 2020

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has reached agreements with Keppel and its creditors to defer newbuild rig deliveries, and to defer certain interest payments, respectively, in a move which Borr says will improve its liquidity.Singapore…

Singapore’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel Hits the Water

Jun 04, 2020

Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel has hit the water in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. The vessel was moved from land to water on May 28, 2020.The news was shared earlier this week by the vessel-owner FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum…

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