Fifth Floatel semisub to serve Ichthys preparations offshore Australia

Offshore staff

SINGAPOREKeppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has held a naming ceremony for a fifth new accommodation semisubmersible ordered by Floatel International.

The semi, built to Keppel’s proprietary SSAU 5000NG design, was named Floatel Triumph. It will be chartered by INPEX Operations Australia for duty on the Ichthys field offshore Western Australia.

Previously Keppel delivered the Floatel Superior, Floatel Reliance, Floatel Victory and Floatel Endurance.

Floatel Victory is currently assisting operations at BP’s Clair Ridge project west of Shetland in the UK sector, while Floatel Reliance recently completed a contract with Petrobras off Brazil.

Floatel Superior and Floatel Endurance, both built to Keppel’s DSS 20NS design, are on respective charters to Premier’s Solan field west of Shetland, and Chevron’s Wheatstone field off Western Australia.


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