Keppel Offshore & Marine scores new contracts worth $118m

Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine, via subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard and Keppel FELS, have secured integration and upgrading contracts worth a total of around S$160m ($118.2m).

Keppel Shipyard has been awarded a contract by a leading operator of oil and gas production vessels for fabrication and integration work on a FPSO vessel. Commencing in the third quarter, the work includes the fabrication of several topside modules, the riser balcony, the spread-mooring and the umbilical support structures as well as installation and integration of associated equipment and all topside modules onto the FPSO. Delivery is scheduled for 2021.

Keppel FELS has secured a contract from Diamond Offshore for the upgrade of the semisubmersible rig Ocean Onyx. The work scope includes the engineering, fabrication and installation of new pontoons, columns, bracings and a wing deck.

Mr Chris Ong, CEO, Keppel O&M, said, “These contracts from repeat customers are testament to Keppel O&M’s strong customer service in delivering on time, within budget and safely as well as our extensive track record in modification and upgrading projects for a wide variety of products such as FPSOs and drilling rigs.

“With strong engineering expertise and project management capabilities, we work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and provide customised, reliable, cost-efficient and value-added solutions.”

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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