September 22, 2020
Keppel AmFELS – Credit: Keppel
Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured new construction orders worth around S$200 million (USD146,5 million).
The orders include the construction of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit, as well as the largest U.S. hopper dredger.
In Singapore, Keppel Shipyard is undertaking the conversion of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier to a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) bound for the Port of Acajutla, El Salvador.
The contract was signed with FSRU Development Pte Ltd, a joint venture company between BW Gas Limited (BW LNG) and Invenergy Investment Company LLC (Invenergy). The FSRU will be El Salvador’s first integrated LNG-to-power project.
In the United States, Keppel AmFELS will be constructing a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) for Manson Construction Co.
The TSHD, to be named Frederick Paup, will be the largest in the United States. It will also be the first dredger built at Keppel AmFELS’ yard in Brownsville, Texas.
When completed, the dredger will have a hopper capacity of 15,000 cubic yards and will operate primarily in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast of the United States. It will be Jones Act Compliant and built to the requirements of the classification society, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
Measuring 420ft (128m) long with a breadth of 81ft (25m) and a draft of 28.5ft (8m), the TSHD will have a diesel-electric power system.