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18 Apr 2019

Keppel Posts Lower Profits

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The Singaporean offshore and marine conglomerate Keppel Corporation reported a net profit of S$203 million (USD 150mln) for the first three months of 2019, 40% below that of S$337 million for 1Q 2018.In 1Q 2018, the Group benefitted from a S$289 million gain arising from the en-bloc sale of Keppel Cove in Zhongshan, China as compared to gains of S$174 million in the current period from the divestment of a 70% interest in Dong Nai Waterfront City, Vietnam and the re-measurement of previously held interests in M1 Limited (M1) at acquisition date.The Group achieved revenue of S$1…

18 Apr 2019

Keppel to Add 1,800 Offshore, Marine Staff

Keppel rig operations (CREDIT: PEMA)

Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp is planning to add 1,800 staff this year at its offshore and marine business, the first time the company is hiring for the division after cutting thousands of jobs since 2015.The slump in oil prices in 2014 and a global oversupply of drilling rigs had hit orders at the company's O&M division, but demand is slowly returning."With the expected increase in work flow as well as preparing for the upturn we would be looking to add to our (O&M) workforce this year," Keppel CEO Loh Chin Hua said at the company's results briefing.

27 Feb 2019

Keppel, Golar to Build FLNG Facility

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Keppel Corporation will partner liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company Golar LNG  to develop a floating LNG facility (FLNG) facility to be located on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.Keppel will partner Golar by subscribing for 30 per cent in Gimi MS Corporation, through Keppel's indirect wholly owned subsidiary First FLNG Holdings (FFH). The remaining 70 per cent in Gimi MS Corporation will be subscribed by Golar.Gimi MS will build and operate the facility, said the company.Keppel and Golar have previously partnered on the FLNG Hilli Episeyo…

24 Jan 2019

Shipbuilding: Keppel Sees Rig Recovery, Profits Up

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Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp posted improved results for the fourth quarter, helped by narrower losses in its offshore and marine division, and said it was seeing signs of recovery in the rig industry.The company on Thursday reported a net profit of S$135 million ($99.2 million) for the quarter ended December, compared with a net loss of S$492 million a year earlier, when it accounted for a fine its rig-building unit agreed to pay to resolve bribery charges in Brazil.The latest profit was 6 percent higher than a profit of S$127 million it would have reported a year earlier…

18 Oct 2018

Keppel Q3 Profit Falls

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp on Thursday posted a 15 percent fall in third-quarter net profit, hurt by lower contributions from its investments and property divisions.Keppel, whose businesses range from rig-building to property development, posted a net profit of S$226 million ($164 million) for the quarter ended September, versus S$265 million a year earlier.Total revenue for the quarter stood at S$1.3 billion, a 20 percent fall from a year earlier.Higher revenue recognition from ongoing offshore and marine projects and increased power and gas sales were offset by lower contributions from property trading, asset management, as well as the absence of the sale of investments…

19 Jul 2018

Keppel Q2 Profit up 44 Percent

Singapore's Keppel Corp posted a 44 percent rise in its second-quarter profit, citing stronger earnings from its property and infrastructure divisions that offset losses in its other segments, including offshore and marine.Keppel, whose businesses range from rig-building to property development, posted a net profit of S$246 million ($179 million)for the quarter ended June, versus S$171 million a year-ago.Total revenue at the company, in which Singapore state investor Temasek is the biggest shareholder, was S$1.52 billion, slightly lower than the S$1.55 billion posted a year ago.Profit at the company's property division rose 132 percent to S$225 million, helped by en bloc sales in some development projects and a fair value gain.Its offshore and marine (O&M) division, which builds drilling r

25 Jan 2018

Keppel Posts First Quarterly Loss in 14 Years

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Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp swung to its first quarterly net loss in 14 years, after accounting for a huge fine its rig-building unit agreed to pay to resolve investigations into charges it bribed Brazilian officials. Keppel, last month, said its offshore rig-building business had agreed to pay more than $422 million to resolve the bribery probe brought against it by authorities in the United States, Brazil and Singapore. Investigations with respect to the individuals involved are ongoing.

24 Dec 2017

Keppel O&M to Pay US$422m to Resolve Petrobras Issue

Keppel FELS Brasil. Photo: Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation or Keppel) today confirmed that KOM has reached a global resolution with criminal authorities in the United States, Brazil and Singapore in relation to corrupt payments made by KOM's former agent in Brazil,  Zwi Skornicki. As part of the global resolution, KOM has accepted a conditional warning from the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in Singapore, and entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the U.S.

20 Jul 2017

Keppel Posts Lower Q2 Profit, Warns on Rig Outlook

Q2 profit S$161 million versus S$205 million year ago; O&M division net order book at S$3.4 billion. Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp posted a 21 percent drop in its quarterly profit and warned it did not expect a speedy recovery in the offshore and marine market. The conglomerate and its smaller cross-town rival Sembcorp Marine have been hit by an oversupply of offshore oil drilling rigs, with customers delaying contracts and refraining from placing new orders with oil prices expected to stay lower for longer. "Despite some pick-up in activity in the offshore market, the general consensus is that, with the prevailing uncertainty in the oil market, and oversupply in the jackup market, a quick recovery is unlikely," said CEO Loh Chin Hua.

30 Jan 2017

Keppel Shuts Down Three Yards in Singapore

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Keppel Corp, the world's biggest oil rig builder, is still hard hit by the downturn in the oil industry and will now shut down three yards in its homeland. Singapore-based offshore company Keppel reduced its direct work force by about one third. The workforce has been reduced by 2,620 employees in the fourth quarter a cut of 11.8%. For 2016 as a whole Keppel reduced its direct workforce by 10,600, some 3,800, and about 6,800 overseas, or 35% of its total direct workforce. The number of sub-contractors in Singapore has also been reduced by 3,300.

27 Aug 2016

NParks, Keppel in S$2.08 mln Partnership for Restoring Singapore Forest Wetlands

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Keppel Corporation today unveiled plans for a partnership to restore the freshwater forest wetland ecosystem historically found in the vicinity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Located in the upcoming Learning Forest extension, the restored 1.8 hectare forest wetland will enhance the biodiversity found there, and for the very first time, provide educational opportunities for the public to access and experience a freshwater forest wetland habitat, right in the heart of the city.

19 Apr 2016

Keppel's Profit Nosedives

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Keppel Corp., the world’s largest builder of oil rigs, posted a 41 per cent fall in quarterly profit, its fourth straight decline, as offshore and marine segment revenue slumped because of the deferment of some projects and suspension of contracts related to Sete Brasil. The Singapore conglomerate has been hit by the 60 per cent drop in oil prices since mid-2014. Its businesses include property development and infrastructure. Net income dropped to S$211 million ($156 million) from S$360 million a year earlier, Keppel said in a statement Monday.

25 Jan 2016

Keppel to Focus on its Asset Management Businesses

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Keppel plans to consolidate its interests in business trust, REIT and fund management under Keppel Capital and grow its asset management business. In a major restructuring exercise to grow the contribution from its Investment Division, Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) plans to consolidate its interests in business trust management, real estate investment trust (REIT) management and fund management businesses (collectively, "Asset Management") under Keppel Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd. (Keppel Capital), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation.

23 Jan 2016

Keppel Profits Fall

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Singapore-based rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine saw profits fall for last year along with revenues. It also revealed work had slowed on rigs being built for Sete Brasil with the Brazilian company not making payments in over a year. Keppel’s profit was S$481 million for the full year., down 54% from S$1,040 a year ago. For the quarter O&M business recorded a net loss of $61 million. It posted a net loss of $42.54 million for Q4 2015, down from a net profit of $200.18 million in the previous year, with the decline attributed to lower volume of work and deferment of some projects.

16 Jun 2015

Ocean Mineral Singapore Contract for Seabed Exploration

Major Pacific trenches (1–10) and fracture zones (11–20). The Clipperton Fracture Zone is the nearly horizontal line No. 15 below the Clarion Fracture Zone (14), and the Middle America Trench is the deep-blue line No. 9. Photo Wikipedia

Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte Ltd (OMS) has entered into a 15-year exploration contract for polymetallic nodules at a site within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the Pacific Ocean with the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Sponsored by the Singapore Government, OMS is the first Singaporean company to be awarded an exploration contract for polymetallic nodules. The contract signing ceremony took place between Mr Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the ISA and Mr Ong Ye Kung…

05 Dec 2014

Keppel Listed on Global Sustainability Indices

Driven by a firm commitment to continuously strengthen its environmental, social and governance (ESG) management and strategy, Keppel Corporation's sustainability efforts have gained momentum, affirmed by inclusion on several global sustainability benchmarks in recent months. Keppel Corporation has been included on the latest Euronext Vigeo World 120 index released 28 November 2014. The company has been listed among the top 120 companies in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific for control of corporate responsibility risk and contribution to sustainable development. In September 2014, Keppel Corporation was the only industrial conglomerate and one of four Singapore companies to be listed as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) 2013/14.

30 Aug 2014

Keppel T & T Appoints Lim Chin Leong to its Board

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Mr Lim Chin Leong as an independent, non-executive Director with effect from 1 September 2014. Mr Lim will also be a member of the Nominating Committee and Board Safety Committee. Mr Lim, 59, was with Schlumberger for more than 30 years where he served in various roles from technical, personnel and line management positions in Asia, the Middle East and the US, including Vice President of Well Completions and Production (Middle East and Asia) and President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Mr Lim retired as Chairman of Asia for Schlumberger in 2010.

28 May 2014

Keppel's Senior Executive Director to Retire

Keppel Corporation Limited announced that Teo Soon Hoe, Senior Executive Director, Keppel Corporation will retire June 1, 2014. Teo will step down as Chairman of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) and non-independent director of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd (KIFM), Trustee Manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust, with effect from the same date. Teo will continue to represent Keppel Corporation as its nominee director on the boards of Tianjin Eco-city companies, and k1 Ventures Limited. Further, Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) and Keppel T&T have appointed him as Senior Advisor to their respective boards and he will also continue to represent Keppel T&T as its nominee director on the board of M1 Limited.

16 Apr 2014

Keppel Q1 Profits Dip Slightly

Maersk Intrepid was delivered by Keppel in Q1 2014 (Photo courtesy Maersk)

The Keppel Corporation released its limited unaudited results for the first quarter ending March31, 2014, reporting a 5% decrease in net profits to S$339 million compared to Q1 2013's S$357 million, though the company attributed the decline to one-off gains from the reversal of provision from the sale of a power barge and write-back of tax provision made by Keppel Land in Q1 2013. Earnings per share also fell, now 18.7 cents, down 6% from 1Q 2013's 19.8 cents, while economic value added decreased from S$217 million to S$151 million.

18 Jul 2013

Keppel Charts The Next Lap Of Growth

The Board and Management of Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corp) has announced  the Group's holistic succession plan in charting its next lap of growth. On 1 January 2014, Mr Choo Chiau Beng, 65, CEO of Keppel Corp, will be succeeded by CFO Mr Loh Chin Hua. At Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), Mr Tong Chong Heong, 66, will be succeeded by COO Mr Chow Yew Yuen as CEO with effect from 1 February 2014. Mr Choo and Mr Tong will be appointed as Senior Advisors to the respective Boards of Keppel Corp, and Keppel O&M and Keppel Infrastructure, thereafter. The Company will make an announcement on the appointment of the new CFO for Keppel Corp at an appropriate time.

26 Jan 2012

Keppel Details FY 2011 Results

The Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited advise the following unaudited results of the Group for the full year ended 31 December 2011. The FY 2011 Report Card and the Address by Mr Choo Chiau Beng, Chief Executive Officer, are below. I am pleased to announce that 2011 was yet another record year for Keppel Corporation. Our net profit grew by 14% to a new high of nearly $1.5 billion. This is the fifth year running that our net profit has surpassed the $1 billion mark. Also for the fifth consecutive year, our Return on Equity has remained above 20%. Economic Value Added has also increased to $1,024 million for the year. With these strong results, the Board of Directors will be recommending a total distribution to shareholders of 43 cents per share for the whole year.

20 Oct 2011

Keppel Appoints New CFO

In a move towards succession planning, the Board of Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited ("Keppel" / the "Company") announced that Mr Teo Soon Hoe will relinquish his role as Group Finance Director with effect from 1 January 2012. Mr Teo, 62, will continue to serve as Senior Executive Director and remain on the Keppel Board. He will remain as Chairman on the boards of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd and M1 Limited. He will assist the CEO, Mr Choo Chiau Beng to strategize and grow Keppel's competencies in Sustainable Development, and oversee Keppel's investment portfolio and special projects such as the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

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