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    Keppel delivers five vessels on schedule

    Yard News // May 28, 2010

    Hadi 28 was built for Hadi in Saudi Arabia.

    Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has recently delivered five ships, all on time.

    The five vessels, including a Multi-Purpose Supply and Support Vessel (MPSSV), an AHTS and three tugboats, all demonstrated exceptional performance and exceeded their contractual bollard pull and speed during the sea trials.

    Mr Hoe Eng Hock, Executive Director of Keppel Singmarine, said, “These successful vessel deliveries reinforce Keppel Singmarine’s ability and commitment to provide reliable and versatile solutions that meet the requirements of offshore frontier. We strive to provide value-added services for our global clientele, and ensure that the vessels entrusted to us are completed on time, safely and within budget.”

    Greatship Mohini, a MPSSV was delivered to Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd (Greatship), a member of the Great Eastern Shipping Group of India. This 94m vessel has been equipped with two electrically driven 2,600wW azimuthing thrusters and three 1,050kW tunnel thrusters to achieve a Dynamic Positioning II capability. Greatship Mohini is the second vessel that Keppel Singmarine has built for Greatship. This vessel has since been acquired by Norwegian offshore shipping company, Rem Offshore ASA.

    The company also delivered Hadi 28, an AHTS to its regular client Hadi H Al-Hamman Establishment (Hadi) for deployment in Saudi Arabia. The 80 tonne bollard pull vessel is equipped with dynamic positioning system and azimuthing thrusters to enhance its position keeping and maneuverability as she performs various supply and support functions for the offshore installation and floating units.

    In addition, two 50-tonne bollard pull twin-screw Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboats, Mirbat and BT Bontang 08, have been delivered to Salalah Port Services Company SAOG of the Sultanate of Oman and PT Badak NGL in Indonesia respectively.

    Meanwhile in China, Keppel Nantong Shipyard has also delivered a 65-tonne bollard pull twin-screw ASD tugboat, KST 56, to Keppel Smit Towage.

    All three tugboats are of proprietary MTD design developed by Keppel Singmarine’s technology unit, Marine Technology Development.


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