Keppel to deliver turbine installation vessel for Seafox group

Yard News - August 20, 2012

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Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver Seafox 5, one of the largest turbine installation vessels of its kind to the Seafox Group, ahead of time and with an impressive safety record.

The vessel was named on 18 August 2012 at Keppel FELS with Singapore's Acting Minister for Manpower and Senior Minister of State for National Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, as the Guest of Honour.

He said: "As the first offshore wind turbine installation vessel built in Singapore, Seafox 5 marks a significant milestone in the capabilities and innovation by a Singaporean shipyard.

"I am glad to learn that, in line with Singapore's push for increasing productivity, Keppel has been able to deliver this vessel more than a month ahead of schedule and with an excellent safety record. This reflects a goal that every company should aim towards: a productive workplace where the job is not only completed well and fast, but also enables every worker to return home to his family safely at the end of the day."

Built to Keppel's proprietary Multi-Purpose Self-Elevating Platform (MPSEP) design, Seafox 5 is a new-generation offshore wind turbine installation vessel that can withstand harsh offshore environmental conditions all year round in the deeper waters of the North Sea.

It has been chartered to the joint-venture company of Aarsleff Bilfinger Berger (ABJV) Dan Tysk to install offshore wind foundations in the 288 megawatt (MW) Dan Tysk wind farm in the German Sector of the North Sea.

 

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