Keppel AmFELS delivers harsh environment land rig 41 days early
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016
Keppel AmFELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) in the US, has successfully delivered one of the world's largest Harsh Environment Enhanced Mobility land rigs. The rig was delivered 41 days ahead of schedule and with a strong safety record.
Mr Simon Lee, President of Keppel AmFELS, said, "The early and safe delivery of this rig is a result of the strong execution capabilities of the yard and close teamwork with our customer. Even though it is the first land rig of its type to be built by Keppel, we are able to leverage the experience and expertise of Keppel O&M to undertake such complex projects and deliver it to the satisfaction of our customer. It extends the track record of Keppel AmFELS as the leading rig building yard in the Gulf of Mexico."
Based in Brownsville, Texas, Keppel AmFELS' work scope included the engineering, procurement and construction of the Harsh Environment Enhanced Mobility land rig. The building of the land rig is a natural extension of Keppel AmFELS' offshore jackup rig construction business and reflects Keppel's continuing drive to look for new opportunities to service its customers.
Keppel AmFELS' other ongoing projects includes the construction of a KFELS B Class jackup rig for Mexican drilling company, Perforadora Central.
About Keppel AmFELS
Keppel AmFELS is a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, a wholly-owned company of Keppel Corporation Limited. Located in Brownsville, Texas, Keppel AmFELS reinforces Keppel O&M's presence in the Gulf of Mexico and its strategy to be near its markets and customers.
Since its establishment in 1990, Keppel AmFELS has built up its facilities and equipment to become the most well equipped offshore shipyard in the Gulf of Mexico. The yard engages in the construction, refurbishment, conversion, life extension and repair of a complete range of mobile drilling rigs and platforms. Spread over 165 acres, its comprehensive facilities are world class and include a drydock capable of docking the largest semisubmersible drilling units, and a modern steel processing plant.
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