SINGAPORE — Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) Ltd.’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Keppel AmFELS Inc. and Keppel Shipyard Ltd., have been awarded contracts worth about S$75 million (US$1 million) for the refurbishment and completion of two floating production units (FPU).
The first contract is by Keppel AmFELS with Salamanca FPS Infra LLC for the refurbishment of a floating production unit to be operated by LLOG Exploration Offshore LLC, a private exploration and production company in the US.
As the Salamanca FPU is being upgraded and modified from a previously decommissioned production facility, the time, cost and materials to be used are greatly reduced compared with the construction of a new facility. The project has a positive ESG impact as it would reduce approximately 70% in carbon emissions compared to a newbuild and also circumvents the scrapping of an old unit.
The second contract is between Keppel Shipyard and MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. to support the completion of an FPSO.
Keppel Shipyard’s scope of work is to complete the topsides integration work as well as supporting the precommissioning and commissioning activities for the FPSO. The vessel, which can process 100,000 bbl/d of oil, is expected to arrive at its Singapore yard in fourth-quarter 2022.
When completed, the FPSO will be delivered to Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V. (as operator of the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1). The FPSO will be moored in waters approximately 780 m deep and will be located approximately 100 km south of Dakar, Senegal.