Keppel Fels Abandons Verolme Botlek Pursuit

Tuesday, January 23, 2001
Keppel Fels Energy & Infrastructure Ltd. said it has aborted its planned purchase of Dutch repair and conversion yard Verolme Botlek. Keppel Fels, the offshore rig-building division of Keppel Corp., said in a statement to the Singapore Exchange that it had ceased negotiations with Wilton Fejinoord Holdings after the "expiry of the letter of intent." Keppel Fels, which was seeking a foothold in the European offshore market, said in November it was in talks with Wilton to acquire the Rotterdam yard, which has three dry docks. - (Reuters)

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