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Keppel delivers OSVs to GulfMark and LUKOIL

Keppel delivers OSVs to GulfMark and LUKOIL

Singapore: Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel Singmarine has delivered an Anchor Handling Tug/Supply (AHTS), Sea Comanche, to GulfMark Offshore and a Multi-purpose Duty Rescue Vessel, LANGEPAS to LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft respectively.

"At Keppel Singmarine, we tailor-make quality solutions for our customers, giving them added advantage and flexibility to meet the operational requirement anywhere in the world. We are very grateful that our valued customers such as GulfMark and LUKOIL have entrusted us time and again with the construction of their premium offshore support vessels," Hoe Eng Hock, executive director of Keppel Singmarine said.

"The growing market acceptance of our in-house ship designs attests to Keppel's proven capabilities as a Builder of Distinction for highly-specialised offshore vessels. Looking ahead, we will continue to fortify our core competencies to offer innovative solutions that will fulfil the needs of the global offshore and marine industry." he added.

Designed by Marine Technology Development (MTD), the ship design and development arm of Keppel O&M, Sea Comanche, the last of a series of six AHTS vessels was delivered to GulfMark. Built by Keppel Singmarine's sister yard, Keppel Nantong in China, it was presented a US$10,000 bonus for achieving a clean safety record of zero lost-time incident.

The vessel will be deployed in Southeast Asia, and is capable of performing anchor handling and fire fighting among other support functions.

Meanwhile, Keppel Singmarine has also delivered the sixth ice-classed vessel LANGEPAS to LUKOIL since 2003. The 60-tonne bollard pull vessel will be deployed in the Caspian Sea region to perform supply duty and rescue operations in temperatures as low as -20°C and ice thickness of up to 70 cm.

LANGEPAS was jointly designed by MTD in collaboration with Robert Allan. Keppel Singmarine was awarded a US$5,000 safety bonus for achieving zero lost-time incident.  [31/07/09]