Keppel Shipyard wins conversion contracts

Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM) has awarded Keppel Shipyard a contract for the upgrading and conversion of a tanker into an FPSO.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM) has awarded Keppel Shipyard a contract for the upgrading and conversion of a tanker into an FPSO. This will be the tenth FPSO conversion project that Keppel has undertaken for SBM since 2000.

Keppel Shipyard's scope of work includes the hull and marine conversion; spread mooring aids installation; accommodation block extensions/refurbishment; fabrication; and installation of marine pipe rack, topside module supports as well as part of the topside modules installation.

The vessel is expected to leave Keppel Shipyard in 4Q 2009 for Brazil where the remaining work will be completed, which will account for 65% of the whole project. The vessel will subsequently be deployed in the deepwater Jubarte field in the Campos basin.

Golar LNG has awarded Keppel Shipyard a contract for the conversion ofGolar Winter (VT1), a Membrane Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier into an FSRU.

The scope of work includes the installation of a re-gasification plant system, the upgrade of control systems, electrical systems, and marine systems.

When completed in 2Q 2009, the FSRUGolar Winter will be capable of re-gasifying 14 MMcm/d of natural. The vessel will be operated by Petrobras SA, and moored at a pier in the Guanabara Bay, off Rio de Janeiro.

10/02/2008

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