Keppel secures FPSO and cable layer work

11 Jul 2016

Keppel Offshore and Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard has secured four new contracts worth a total of S$120m.

It will carry out upgrading work to the pipelay vessel, Castorone, for Saipem Offshore Norway AS (Saipem) which is already berthed at Keppel Shipyard. Upgrade work for Castorone is scheduled to be completed towards the end of 2016.

Keppel Shipyard's job scope includes the replacement of switchboards to improve the vessel's power distribution systems, renewal works on 45km of electrical cables, various pipelay system upgrades as well as the construction of new water ballast tanks and conversion of old ones into fuel oil tanks to optimise the vessel's capabilities.

Michael Chia, managing director (Marine and Technology) of Keppel O&M, said: "We are pleased to secure new orders from long-time customers who continue to entrust their projects with us, whether it is for turret fabrication or vessel upgrades.”

“Leveraging our comprehensive range of marine services, proven execution excellence and experience, we continue to be the trusted and preferred partner in the industry, providing cost-effective and robust solutions."

Another contract that Keppel Shipyard secured is from BW Catcher Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Offshore, for the installation and integration of topside modules for a newbuild Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The FPSO will be deployed to the Catcher Field located in Central North Sea, UK, which is operated by Premier Oil.

A further contract from SOFEC, Inc. (SOFEC) is to fabricate an Internal Turret Mooring System for a Floating Storage and Offloading vessel that will operate in Maersk Oil's Culzean Field in UK's section of the North Sea.

Finally, the fourth contract is from Woodside Energy Ltd for the modification and upgrading of the FPSO vessel Ngujima-Yin to support the Greater Enfield Project.

The job scope includes marine and hull life extension and refurbishment works; installation of new customised water flood module, turret risers and power and control module; as well as modification of swivel system, marine and topside related piping.

Upon its completion, the Woodside-operated Ngujima-Yin FPSO will be deployed back to the Greater Enfield area located in Western Australia.

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