Keppel FELS wins IES Award for Rig Design

Marinelink.com
Monday, September 16, 2013

Keppel FELS Ltd’s (Keppel FELS) innovative and harsh environment accommodation semisubmersible design, DSS 20NS ,was conferred the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2013 by the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) at the World Engineers Summit Gala Dinner and Award Presentation, held in Singapore on 13 September 2013.


Guest of Honour of the event, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, presented the award to Keppel FELS. This award recognizes Keppel FELS for the outstanding DSS 20NS accommodation semisubmersible design project, which it jointly undertook with its design partner GustoMSC.


A new generation, harsh environment rig, the DSS 20NS is designed to meet the most stringent rules and regulations for worldwide operations, including the Norwegian Sector of the North Sea. The first unit to be built to this design – Floatel Superior – was completed in 2010 for Floatel International Ltd (Floatel), and is presently operating for Statoil ASA in the North Sea.


With Floatel Superior turning out excellent performances, Floatel ordered a second DSS 20NS unit from Keppel FELS in 2012. The second unit is on track for completion in the second quarter of 2014.


Mr Aziz Merchant, ED (Engineering) of Keppel FELS, ED of Deepwater Technology Group and ED (Deepwater Technology) of Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Center, who received the Award on behalf of Keppel FELS, shared, “This award is a great encouragement to our team’s continuous efforts to work with discerning customers and partners to develop leading edge, commercially-viable solutions.


“The DSS 20NS design incorporates some of Keppel’s tried-and-tested enhancements as well as the unique requirements of our customer and its markets. Floatel Superior’s strong performances on all her deployments bears testament to the strength of her design and construction.”


With Dynamic Positioning (DP) 3 capabilities, the DSS 20NS design can accommodate 440 persons in single bed cabins with ample recreation areas as well as office amenities. Well-equipped with a host of modern facilities, the vessel is ideal for construction support during new construction, maintenance activities or for decommissioning projects of offshore oil and gas installations.

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

Shipbuilding

Bureau Veritas to Class, Certify FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs for service off Angola. The

German Shipyard FSG Re-organizes Top Management

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says it will be headed by a new management team from January 1st 2015, details as follows: Current Chief Technology

Bid to Rescue Clyde Shipbuilder Ferguson

Jim McColl, one of Scotland's richest men, has tabled a bid to rescue collapsed Clyde shipbuilder Ferguson and aims to return the yard to its former glory by creating hundreds of jobs,

Offshore

Bureau Veritas to Class, Certify FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs for service off Angola. The

Kvaerner in Statoil Unmanned Platform Project

Kvaerner say that Statoil has awarded it a concept study related to a standardised, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project.

Scotland Site for World's Biggest Tidal Array

The world’s biggest tidal array is to be built in North Scotland bringing jobs and energy security to the Pentland Firth region, informs a UK Government news release.

Energy

China Appeals WTO Ruling on US Solar Panel Dispute

China has appealed against a WTO dispute panel report on anti-dumping duties applied on certain Chinese products by the United States, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said on Friday.

WTO Rules Against Argentina Licensing Rules in Row with US, EU, Japan

A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute panel ruled against Argentina on Friday in a 2012 case brought by the United States, European Union, and Japan against

Bureau Veritas to Class, Certify FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs for service off Angola. The

Naval Architecture

Ecuador Coastguard Orders Damen Patrol Boats

Damen announced it has recently signed a contract with AstillerosNavalesEcuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen Stan Patrols (Spa) 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard.

LNG America Selects Topside Designer for LNG Bunker Barge

LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic meter Gemini

MN 100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

420 Megan Z. Ave Edgewater, FL 32132 Telephone: 386 423 2934 E-mail: kelsey.nemeth@whaler.com Website: www.brunswickcgp.com CEO/President: Huw Bower Number

Offshore Energy

Bureau Veritas to Class, Certify FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs for service off Angola. The

Kvaerner in Statoil Unmanned Platform Project

Kvaerner say that Statoil has awarded it a concept study related to a standardised, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project.

Scotland Site for World's Biggest Tidal Array

The world’s biggest tidal array is to be built in North Scotland bringing jobs and energy security to the Pentland Firth region, informs a UK Government news release.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.3142 sec (3 req/sec)