Keppel to convert Madura Strait BD floater

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE – Keppel Shipyard has secured contracts to convert an FPSO and perform modifications for two offshore vessels.

Armada Madura EPC, a joint venture between Bumi Armada Berhad and Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has commissioned the floater conversion. Following completion in 3Q 2016 it will produce for the Madura Strait block BD development, 65 km (40 mi) east of Surabaya and 16 km (10 mi) south of Madura Island, Indonesia.

Additionally, Keppel will undertake a renewal survey and modification works for Dolphin Drilling’s drillship Belford Dolphin.

For Saipem Offshore, the company will conduct refurbishment and upgrading works, including installation of a new 750-metric ton (827-ton) abandon and recovery winch, an additional thruster, and a living quarters extension for a field development ship.


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