Keppel lands four new contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)’s wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, has secured four contracts worth a total of about S$120 million ($89M) from repeat customers.

Keppel entered into these four contracts with BW Offshore, SOFEC, Saipem and Woodside.

The first contract that Keppel Shipyard secured is from BW Catcher, 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. Upon its completion, the FPSO will be deployed to the Catcher Field located in Central North Sea, UK, which is operated by Premier Oil.

The second contract is from SOFEC to fabricate an Internal Turret Mooring System for a Floating Storage and Offloading vessel that will operate on Maersk Oil’s Culzean Field in UK’s section of the North Sea. Fabrication of the turret is expected to be completed in 3Q 2017.

For the third contract, Keppel Shipyard said it will carry out upgrading work to the pipelay vessel, Castorone, for Saipem Offshore Norway (Saipem). Keppel Shipyard previously undertook the completion and integration works for the newbuild Castorone in 2011. Already berthed at Keppel Shipyard, upgrading work for Castorone is scheduled to be completed in 3Q 2016.

Keppel Shipyard’s job scope includes the replacement of switchboards to improve the vessel’s power distribution systems, renewal works on 45 kilometres 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.

Offshore Energy Today reported earlier today that Saipem would use its  pipelayer Castorone for development work on Eni’s supegiant gas discovery Zohr in Egypt.

The fourth contract is from Woodside Energy for the modification and upgrading of the FPSO vessel Ngujima-Yin to support the Greater Enfield Project. The shipyard’s 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.

Detailed engineering phase is expected to start in July 2016 while the shipyard construction work is targeted to start in 2Q 2018. Upon its completion, the Woodside-operated Ngujima-Yin FPSO will be deployed back to the Greater Enfield area located in Western Australia.

When it comes the the FPSO meant for the Greater Enfield, oil services company Aibel was also recently awarded the E&P contract for modifications on the vessel.

Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & 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.”

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