Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), has been awarded contracts worth around $250 million (Singapore dollars) from repeat customers for the integration of two Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels (FPSO).
The first contract is between Keppel Shipyard and BW Offshore, a fully-owned subsidiary of the BW Group, to undertake the integration work on a newbuild FPSO. This follows the Letter of Award that Keppel Shipyard received from BW Offshore, as announced by Keppel on 25th November 2021.
Keppel Shipyard will be responsible for the installation and integration works of about 43,000 tons of topside modules, deck equipment and the turret mooring system, as well as completion and commissioning support for BW Offshore. The hull of the FPSO is expected to arrive in Singapore in mid-2023, with delivery scheduled for 2H 2024.
Keppel Shipyard has also signed contracts with Single Buoy Moorings, Inc. (SBM), as well as a joint-venture company between SBM and McDermott to undertake the fabrication, installation, and integration of topside modules for an FPSO project. The yard will also support SBM with pre-commissioning and commissioning work. Work is expected to commence in 2H 2022 ahead of the FPSO hull’s arrival in the yard in 1H 2023, with delivery scheduled for 2H 2024.
Chor How Jat, Managing Director (Conversions & Repairs), Keppel O&M, said, “Despite a volatile market, we are pleased to be awarded contracts from our longstanding customers as it is a testament to the partnerships that we have built up over decades of collaboration. We are seeing signs of fundamental improvement in the market and are well-positioned to team up with customers to provide innovative, reliable, quality, and value-added solutions.”
Work on the FPSO for ExxonMobil’s third development project in Guyana is ongoing at Keppel Shipyard. Authorities in Guyana approved this project in September 2020. Keppel has also worked on previous FPSOs being built by SBM Offshore for Exxon’s projects in the new oil producing South American country.