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Kopphil Shipyard Clindios $6 Million In Now Contracts

Kepphil Shipyard Inc., a member of Singapore's Keppel Group, has clinched contracts worth about $6 million for steel fabrication and shipbuilding.

The yard is fabricating a steel synchrolift platform for civil construction company H.B. Zachry Co.

of the U.S. to be installed in a dockyard in Kwajalein in the South Pacific.

Construction began in April and is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.

The platform, measuring 180 feet (55 m) by 83 feet (25.3 m), is being fabricated in Kepphil's yard in Labuan, Batangas Province using 500 tons of special grade steel. Kepphil is also designing and building a fuel oil storage barge for Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Limited of Singapore. The barge, with a capacity of 50,000 barrels of oil, will store fuel to be used by a power plant for power generation. It has a pumping capacity of 125- cu.-m. per hour and will include modern safety and pollution control systems. The vessel is expected to be delivered in May.

The company has also won the bidding to build a floating crane with a 35-ton capacity for Petron, a subsidiary of Philippine National Oil Corp. The floating crane will be used at the Petron Refinery on Bataan island. The contract is scheduled for completion at the end of the year. Kepphil, in cooperation with sister company Keppel Engineering Pte. Ltd., is also fabricating two container handling cranes for International Container Terminal Services, operator of the Philippines' largest container port, Manila International Container Port.

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