Keppel FELS Awards Lifting Work to Blue Water Shipping

Keppel FELS has awarded a significant contract to Blue Water Shipping for the heavy-lift transportation of 5 semisubmersible rig.

The global leader in the design, construction and repair of mobile offshore rigs, Singapore based offshore group Keppel FELS, has awarded a significant contract to Blue Water Shipping for the heavy-lift transportation of 5 units of semisubmersible rigs in prefabricated structure.

Jason Goh, Blue Water Shipping's Regional General Manager for Asia Pacific, said:

"This is the largest contract Blue Water Shipping has ever signed with Keppel FELS and we are absolutely delighted that we have been entrusted by our global key customer to arrange the heavy-lift transportation for this important project."

The contract will cover 5 shipments by dry and wet tow and commence in the second half of 2013 with expected completion in 2016. The total project will exceed 60,000 metric tons.

The 5 rigs are built at Keppel's yards in the Philippines and Singapore before they will be fully assembled at BrasFELS shipyard in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Blue Water Shipping, who over the years has gained vast experience in the transportation of rigs, will tow all five rigs to their destination. With their strong presence in South East Asia, China and Brazil, Blue Water Shipping will provide expertise with our own naval architects, chartering and project forwarding staff.

The relationship between both companies goes back to 1999 when Keppel FELS engaged Blue Water Shipping to transport a jackup from Singapore to Azerbaijan for final construction at a shipyard in Baku.


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