Singapore-based offshore builder Keppel Fels has secured its third semi-submersible accommodation newbuild contract from Floatel International with a $283 million turnkey award.
Steve Marshall 10 June 2011 08:29 GMT
The latest unit, which is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2014, follows construction of the Floatel Superior and Floatel Reliance units that were delivered by the yard last year.
The new unit will be built to Keppel’s SSAU4000NG design, an enhancement of the proven SSAUTM 3600 design used for the Floatel Reliance, with capability of working in deeper water and harsh environments.
It will meet stringent UK health and safety requirements for work in the British sector of the North Sea as well as in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, West Africa and Western Australia, Floatel said in a statement.
The dynamically positioned semisub will have accommodation for 500 people and will give Floatel, a relative newcomer to the accommodation market, a fleet of three such units.
Floatel Superior is currently working for Statoil in the North Sea while Floatel Reliance started a five-year charter for Petrobras off Brazil in January.
Published: 10 June 2011 08:29 GMT
Last updated: 10 June 2011 08:37
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