Keppel O&M unit wins 3 jobs worth $140 mln.
Keppel Offshore & Marine's specialised shipbuilding unit Keppel Singmarine has clinched three newbuilding contracts totalling about S$140 million.
The first contract was awarded to Keppel Singmarine by Dutch dredging and marine contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. for the construction of a 159-metre long rock dumping fall pipe vessel to be completed in late 2011.
Rock dumping fall pipe vessels are capable of depositing large amounts of rocks in deep waters with great precision to protect and stabilise cables and oil and gas pipelines on the seabed. The vessel to be built by Keppel Singmarine will have a carrying capacity for 23,000 tonnes of rock.
The other two contracts clinched by Keppel Singmarine are for building tugboats. One is for building a 65-tonne bollard pull twin-screw Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat with FiFi1 notation for firefighting for repeat customer Smit International. The other deal involves constructing a 50-tonne bollard pull twin-screw ASD tugboat for an Indonesian customer, PT. Pelayaran Trans Parau Sorat. The two tugboats are scheduled for completion in the fourth and first quarter of 2010 respectively.