Shell contracts Keppel for Malampaya compression p

Keppel Subic Shipyard has been awarded a contract from Shell Philippines Exploration BV to build a Depletion Compression Platform to support the recovery of natural gas from the Malampaya gas field near Palawan Island, in the Philippines.

“With a 1,500 ton gantry crane, various other cranes and worksite facilities, which are being set up in conjunction with this project, we are positioning our yard with stronger capabilities to offer better services, take on more onshore and offshore fabrication projects as well as handle conversion work for Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels, including the fabrication of topside modules,” said Managing Director (Marine), Keppel O&M, Michael Chia. “Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, which has extensive experience in offshore production modules, is supporting Keppel Subic Shipyard on its work scope. Keppel Subic Shipyard will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that the project is delivered to the highest quality, in a safe and timely manner.”

In the Netherlands, Keppel Verolme has secured a contract from its repeat customer Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland B.V. for the drydocking survey of the deepwater construction vessel, Balder. One of the largest crane vessels in the world, Balder measures 154 meters in length, 86 meters in width, and is capable of lifting 6,300 tons.

The yard’s work scope for this project includes the painting of the hull, bracings and cranes. It will also undertake steel renewals, as well as the maintenance and repairs to the tanks, including piping and conservation works. The vessel is expected to be delivered in early 2013.


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