Keppel Shipyard to deliver FPSO to BW Offshore

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) will deliver a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to BW Catcher Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BW Offshore.

Mrs Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport, graced the naming ceremony of BW Catcher, at Keppel Shipyard today.

Upon its completion, BW Catcher will be on a 7-year fixed term and 18 years of options contract with Premier Oil and will be deployed to the Catcher Field located in Central North Sea, UK. Keppel Shipyard’s work scope on the FPSO include the installation and integration of topside modules. BW Catcher is scheduled for sailaway from the shipyard in the next few months and is on track to achieve its first oil in 2017.

BW Catcher has an oil storage capacity of 650,000 barrels, with a processing capacity of 60,000 barrels per day. It has a design life of 20 years without dry docking and will be moored using a Submerged Turret Production at an average water depth of 90m.

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