Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel FELS Brasil SA (Keppel FELS Brasil), has secured three contracts worth a total of about S$300m.
‘The first two projects, secured by Keppel Shipyard from repeat customers, are for the construction of a derrick lay barge and the modification of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The third project is awarded by a new customer, Noble Drilling (Nederland) B.V., to Keppel FELS Brasil, through BrasFELS, for the completion of a deep drilling semisubmersible (semi). Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada) has contracted Keppel Shipyard for the construction of a derrick lay barge for pipe laying operations in waters of up to 100m in depth. It will be built in two separate hull strips and mechanically completed in Keppel Shipyard before being transported through the narrow Volga-Don River Canal System to a shipyard in the Caspian Sea for the joining of the vessel. The hull strips are expected to cross the canal by November 2009.