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KEPPEL INKS DREDGER AND FSRU ORDERS

Friday, September 25, 2020 

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Keppel AmFELS and Keppel Shipyard, clinched contracts worth approximately S$200 million combined.

In the US, Keppel AmFELS will be constructing a high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) for Manson Construction. The TSHD will be the first dredger built at the Keppel AmFELS yard in Brownsville, Texas. When completed, the dredger will have a hopper capacity of 15,000 cubic yards and will operate primarily in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast of the US. It will be Jones Act Compliant and built to ABS requirements. Measuring 420ft (128m) long with a breadth of 81ft (25m) and draught of 28.5ft (8m), the TSHD will be a highly automated vessel with a diesel-electric power system. 

John Holmes, President, Manson Construction, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Keppel AmFELS, due to their impressive vessel construction capabilities. Their value proposition is strengthened by our shared focus on safety. We are confident they will provide us an efficient, environmentally-friendly and high quality dredge that exceeds the stringent environmental restrictions and regulations for dredges in the US. Our high performing dredges, combined with our expertise, enable us to meet the strong market demand for a variety of work including keeping the marine transportation highway open throughout the United States.”

In Singapore, Keppel Shipyard is undertaking the conversion of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier to a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) bound for the Port of Acajutla, El Salvador. The contract was inked with FSRU Development, a joint venture company between BW Gas and Invenergy Investment Company. The FSRU will be El Salvador’s first integrated LNG-to-power project.

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