SINGAPORE – Floatel International has contracted Keppel FELS to build its fifth accommodation semisubmersible for delivery in 4Q 2015.
The new semi, a sister vessel to Floatel Victory, will be built to Keppel’s proprietary SSAU5000NG design, customized for harsh and deepwater environments.
It will have accommodation for up to 500 personnel in one- and two-man cabins. Other features will include DP-3 capability and enhanced station-keeping, allowing it to operate securely alongside fixed platforms, floating platforms and FPSOs, a full spread of deck cranes, a large open deck area, workshops, and fire fighting capabilities.
The contract value is $280 million.