Specialised shipbuilder Keppel Singmarine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured two contracts worth a total of about EUR 42M.
The first contract was awarded by Seaways International (Seaways) to build a multi-task Anchor Handling Tug (AHT) vessel suitable for an array of offshore activities. Designed by Robert Allan and belonging to the Rampage Series, the AHT vessel will have a designed bollard pull of 100t, and be equipped with Class 1 and 2 fire-fighting capabilities, dynamic positioning systems Class 2, oil recovery Class I capabilities and a host of other equipment. When completed in 2Q 2016, this vessel will be the fifth AHT unit that Keppel Singmarine has built for Seaways.
Separately, Keppel Singmarine was awarded a contract by Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture shipyard in Qatar between Qatar’s premier gas shipper Nakilat and Keppel O&M, to provide technical services for the construction of a liftboat. The technical services include detail and production engineering, technical and commissioning support and procurement support. The liftboat is designed by Bennett Offshore, a naval architecture and marine engineering arm of Keppel O&M, in collaboration with N-KOM. This is the first time that Keppel Singmarine will be providing technology solutions for a liftboat.