Keppel Nantong Wins $75m in Tug Contracts

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), won three contracts worth a total of $75 million, including owner furnished equipment, to build eight tugs.

The first contract is secured from Smit Internationale Beheer B.V (SMIT) to build two 90-ton bollard pull offshore support tugs. It will have anchor handling, diving support, and fire fighting capabilities. Delivery of these two vessels is expected in the first half of 2010. They will be deployed in West Africa. The second and third contracts are awarded by Keppel Smit Towage Pte Ltd and Maju Maritime Pte Ltd. Each contract is for the construction of three 65-tonne bollard pull twin-screw Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugs. They will be built in accordance to the MTD 3265ST design, developed by Keppel O&M’s technology unit, Marine Technology Development (MTD). The vessels are expected to be progressively delivered in the year of 2011. Mr Lee Tai Kwee, President of Keppel Nantong, said, “With the eight new vessels, Keppel Nantong has an orderbook of 26 vessels currently under construction on our 16 hectare site. We are glad that our customers have confidence in the capability of this new yard which is just under two years old.”

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

NAVCENT Commander Recognizes Journey of Hope Sailors

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. John. W. Miller, recognized the accomplishments of three special-needs sailors from the Kuwaiti ship,

NYK Holds 8th Environmental Management Conference

NYK welcomed about 60 environmental supervisors from 47 NYK Group companies to the group’s annual Environmental Management Conference in Tokyo. NYK holds this

W&O, LESER Partner to Deliver Safety Relief Valves

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions, has partnered with

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2244 sec (4 req/sec)