The Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore
Keppel FELS Brasil SA and Keppel Shipyard Ltd, two subsidiaries of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, have secured two contracts, worth SGD 200 million from repeat customers.
Keppel FELS Brasil's contract is with MTOPS, a joint-venture company between MODEC Inc and Toyo Engineering Corporation, to integrate the topside modules of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. The project will be carried out at BrasFELS, Keppel FELS Brasil's yard in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The FPSO has been chartered for operations offshore Brazil for 20 years. Integration works for the FPSO will take place from the third quarter of 2014 to the third quarter of 2015. The completed unit will have a production capacity of 150,000 barrels of oil per day and storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels of oil.
In Singapore, Keppel Shipyard has been engaged by SBM Offshore NV to fabricate an internal turret for a newbuild FPSO, which will be installed in the Ichthys Field, in the Browse Basin, off the coast of Western Australia. The work on the 6,800-tonne FPSO turret will be completed in the third quarter of 2014.
The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce 8.4 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 1.6 million tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak. Gas from the Ichthys Field will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and raw liquids, including condensate, before being exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 889km pipeline.