Keppel FELS to upgrade Diamond semisub

Keppel Shipyard Ltd. and Keppel FELS Ltd. have secured integration and upgrading contracts worth a combined value of about S$160 million ($118 million).

Aerial view of Keppel Shipyard in Singapore
Aerial view of Keppel Shipyard in Singapore

Offshore staff

SINGAPOREKeppel Shipyard Ltd. and Keppel FELS Ltd. have secured integration and upgrading contracts worth a combined value of about S$160 million ($118 million).

An unnamed production vessel operator has contracted Keppel Shipyard for fabrication and integration work on an FPSO vessel. The work scope includes the fabrication of several topsides modules, the riser balcony, the spread-mooring and the umbilical support structures as well as installation and integration of associated equipment and all topsides modules onto the FPSO.

Work is expected to begin in 3Q 2019, and delivery is scheduled for 2021.

Diamond Offshore has contracted Keppel FELS to upgrade the semisubmersible drilling rigOcean Onyx. The work scope includes the engineering, fabrication, and installation of new pontoons, columns, bracings, and a wing deck. Scheduled for delivery in 2H 2019, the Ocean Onyxwill initially be deployed offshore Australia.

TheOcean Onyx was first upgraded in 2012 by Keppel AmFELS, Keppel O&M’s yard in the US, from an old semisubmersible rig.

Since 2005, Diamond Offshore and Keppel FELS have collaborated on more than 12 projects.

04/17/2019

More in Rigs/Vessels