Keppel wins vessel repair, upgrade contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Keppel O&M) has secured contracts from Diamond Offshore, COSL, and Noble Drilling totaling $21 million through its overseas subsidiaries for the upgrading and repair of three semisubmersibles.

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SINGAPORE -- Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Keppel O&M) has secured contracts from Diamond Offshore, COSL, and Noble Drilling totaling $21 million through its overseas subsidiaries for the upgrading and repair of three semisubmersibles.

COSLO has awarded Keppel Verolme a contract for the repair and upgrade of a semi accommodation rig COSLRIVAL.

The rig arrived in May and has drydocked for general class renewal surveys, inspections, overhauls, and repairs. The work scope includes the upgrading of electrical switchboards, piping systems, and the overhauling of marine equipment as well as deck crane reinforcement.

In Brazil, Keppel FELS Brasil has won contracts for the repair and upgrading of Noble Drilling’s Noble Paul Wolff and Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Yatzy.

The upgrading of Noble Paul Wolff includes the renewal of piping systems, anodes in tanks, and steel work. Leased by Petrobras from Noble Drilling, the rig will return to work offshore Brazil after repairs at the BrasFELS yard.

The DP drilling semi Ocean Yatzy will have structural repairs carried out on a lifeboat platform, stability column, and helideck as well as several piping and steel deck renewal works, the company reports.

06/30/2009

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