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)