Keppel Nantong clinches new shipbuilding contractsYard News // October 22, 2007
Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co Ltd (Keppel Nantong) in China, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has clinched three contracts worth a total of S$110 million, including owner furnished equipment, to build a total of eight vessels.
The first contract is with Smit Internationale Beheer BV for two 90 tonne bollard pull offshore support tugs with anchor handling, dive support, and fire fighting capabilities. Delivery of these two vessels is scheduled for the first half of 2010. They will be deployed in West Africa.
The second and third contracts were awarded by Keppel Smit Towage Pte Ltd and Maju Maritime Pte Ltd. Each contract is for the construction of three 65 tonne bollard pull twin-screw Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugs for delivery in 2011.