Keppel Shipyard to convert replacement Yombe field FPSO

Keppel Shipyard Ltd. has won three contracts for the conversion, repair, and modification of offshore vessels.

Offshore staff

SINGAPOREKeppel Shipyard Ltd. has won three contracts for the conversion, repair, and modification of offshore vessels.

One, from Dixstone Holdings, involves converting the M/T Tempera into an FPSO for deployment on Perenco’s Yombe field offshore Republic of Congo. It will replace the FPSOConkouati which operated at the field for more than 25 years and was also converted by Keppel Shipyard in 1991.

Keppel Shipyard’s scope for the replacement vessel includes installation of topsides process skids and a new accommodation module, amongst others. Work will start soon, with the vessel due to be delivered in 3Q 2018.

For MTC Engineering, the shipyard will perform repair work for the life extension and conversion of an oil tanker into an FPSO,MTC Ledang, to be deployed on the Ophir field offshore Peninsular Malaysia.

Here the work includes fabrication of a flare tower and foundation; lifting and integration of the crude stabilization unit; and other refurbishment tasks. The completed FPSO should leave the yard later in the current quarter.

Finally, Royal Boskalis Westminster has commissioned the shipyard to convert a semisubmersible heavy lift vessel,Finesse, to a crane vessel, equipped with a 3,000-metric ton (3,307-ton) crane, DP-2 dynamic positioning, and accommodation for up to 150 people.

The vessel, already berthed at Keppel Shipyard, will also be capable of transporting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations upon its completion in 3Q.

06/28/2017

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