Keppel FELS on track to deliver Floatel’s fourth accommodation rig

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Keppel FELS Ltd. says it is on track to deliver a fourth high-specification accommodation semisubmersible to Floatel International Ltd. The rig, named Floatel Endurance will be deployed to work for Chevron in Western Australia in 2015 before proceeding to work for Statoil in Norway in 2016.

Floatel Endurance is an accommodation and construction support semi capable of operating in the harshest environmental conditions. It is built to the DSS 20NS design developed by Keppel’s Deepwater Technology Group (DTG) and Marine Structure Consultants (MSC).

Equipped to accommodate 440 persons in single bed cabins, the unit features health, safety and environment (HSE) compliance including strict noise level requirements, free fall lifeboats and escape chutes. Facilities include a galley and mess room for 220 people in one seating, as well as recreational amenities such as a cinema, Internet café, games room, gymnasium, and sauna.


Floatel Endurance
Floatel Endurance is built to Keppel’s DSSPTMP 20NS design that is able to work in North Sea metocean conditions. (Photo courtesy Keppel Corp.)

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