Keppel Shipyard delivers FPSO for Marathon

Keppel Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., has delivered its first FPSO facility for Marathon Petroleum Co. (Norway).

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(Norway) - Keppel Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., has delivered FPSOAlvheim, its first FPSO facility for Marathon Petroleum Co. (Norway).

Previously known asMST ODIN, the 87,000 dwt multi-purpose shuttle tanker was contracted to Keppel Shipyard at $51.5 million for hull upgrading and structural modifications.

Keppel Shipyard's scope of work involved procurement; construction and installation of the FPSO hull equipment; fabrication and installation of topside module support structures and green water protection; and modification of the mid-ship moon pool into a cargo tank, turret cone, and support structures and caissons for seawater lift pumps. Other works included upgrading the workspace aboard the vessel to meet Norwegian requirements.

With the completion ofAlvheim, Keppel Shipyard's strong track record for the conversion and repair of FPSOs and FSOs adds up to 54 FPSO and FSO projects.

Currently, Keppel Shipyard is carrying out four other FPSO and FSO conversions and upgrading projects at its yards.

The vessel arrived at Keppel Shipyard on March 19, 2005 and left the yard on Jan. 25, 2006 for Norway for topside integration works to complete the conversion of the vessel to an FPSO.

It will be deployed in the Alvheim field in the North Sea where production will begin 1Q 2007.

2/2/06

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