Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd, has been awarded work for the conversion of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and the integration of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
For the first project, Keppel Shipyard has inked a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) with a global provider of LNG shipping services to commence early works for the conversion of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier into an FSRU.
The scope of the LNTP includes engineering work commencing in 4Q 2021, with the full notice to proceed (FNTP) for the remainder of the work expected within 1Q 2022 when the project reaches final investment decision.
For the second project, Keppel Shipyard has received a letter of award (LoA) from BW Offshore, a fully owned subsidiary of the BW Group, to undertake the integration work on a newbuild FPSO. The formal contract signing is expected by early 2022.
Keppel Shipyard will be responsible for the integration of about 35,000 tons of topside modules and a turret. Additional options are available for the fabrication of structures such as a flare tower.
The total value of the two projects is expected to be around SGD 200 million, including the FNTP. Keppel O&M will make further announcements when the FNTP on the FSRU project has been received, and when a definitive contract has been entered into between Keppel Shipyard and BW Offshore on the FPSO integration.
The above developments are not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of Keppel Corporation Limited for the current financial year.