Keppel wins Brazil upgrade work

Keppel Offshore & Marine has won two contracts, one to convert an FPSO and the other to repair a semisubmersible rig for projects offshore Brazil.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- Keppel Offshore & Marine has won two contracts, one to convert an FPSO and the other to repair a semisubmersible rig for projects offshore Brazil. Total value is around $124 million.

Keppel Shipyard will convert the VLCCM/T Theseus into an FPSO for Single Buoy Moorings. The scope of work includes the hull and marine conversion, upgrading of accommodation, fabrication and installation of a flare tower, helideck, spread-mooring system and topside module supports, and part of the topsides modules installation.

On leaving the yard in 1Q 2012, the vessel will head to Brazil for final installation and integration of topsides. It will then be chartered to Petrobras Netherlands for use in the deepwater Tupi Nordeste area in the Santos basin.

The other contract, awarded by Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) to Kepple FESL Brasil, involves repair and maintenance of the semi Alaskan Star.

Here the work includes structural repairs, piping works, mechanical, accommodation outfitting, and painting services. The overhaul should be completed this October. The rig is chartered also to Petrobras for deployment in the Campos basin.

07/22/2010

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