Keppel lands $200m ice-class vessel contract

Maritime Construction Services has ordered an ice-class multi-purpose vessel from Keppel Singmarine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine
Keppel lands $200m ice-class vessel contract

Keppel Singmarine has been contracted to build an ice-class multi-purpose vessel worth approximately $200 million.

The vessel was ordered by New Orient Marine, a subsidiary of the Luxemborg-based company, Maritime Construction Services.

The ship will built to the proprietary design of Keppel O&M’s ship design and development arm, Marine Techonology Development (MTD).

Managing director of Keppel Singmarine, Abu Bakar Mohd Nor said: “We are glad to have the opportunity to support new customer Maritime Construction Services by building their first ice-class multi-purpose vessel. Moving forward, we will continue to invest in technology and work with MTD to be a leading solutions provider in this market."

Director of Maritime Construction Services, Knut Reinertz added: “There is demand for modern ice-class multipu-purpose vessels in the market and we believe this new start-of-the-art vessel we are building with Keppel ingmarine is ideally suited to meet this need."

The vessel will be designed to operate in ambient temperatures as low as minus 30 degree Celsius and will have an ice class arc 5 notation and capabilities such as class 3 dynamic positioning and diving support functions.

So far, Keppel Singmarine have built seven ice-class vessels for the Caspian and Arctic regions. Not including the new contract from Maritime Construction Services, the company has three more vesses on order, bringing the total orderbook to four. 


by Laura Stackhouse Editor

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