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    Keppel Singmarine delivers new AHTS for GulfMark

    Vessel & ROV News // October 31, 2007

    Sea Cheyenne was designed by Keppel's MTD division.

    Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered an AHTS to Gulfmark Offshore Inc (Gulfmark).

    The 140-tonne bollard pull vessel, which was delivered on schedule, was christened Sea Cheyenne by Mrs Rex Carroll Ross, wife of Mr Rex Ross, Director of Gulfmark Offshore, at a naming ceremony on October 27th.

    This is the third of eight vessels which Keppel Singmarine is building for the company since 2003. The design of the vessels is developed by Marine Technology Development (MTD), the ship design and development arm of Keppel O&M. The five remaining vessels will be delivered in 2008.

    Sea Cheyenne, which will be deployed in Vietnam, is the fourth vessel that Keppel Singmarine has delivered this year. The yard is expected to deliver one more vessel before the year ends.

    Keppel Singmarine is currently building 17 vessels: 13 offshore support vessels, a Floating Storage and Offloading vessel, two ice-breakers and a derrick pipelay vessel. The yard is also building the hull of three jackup rigs for sister company Keppel FELS. Keppel O&M has a total order book of 50 ships, with contract obligations stretching into 2011.

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