Keppel Singapore

Backed by over a century of experience, Keppel Shipyard is the global industry’s trusted partner for the repair, conversion and upgrading of a diverse range of vessels.  They are leaders in the conversion of Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) units, Floating Storage Offloading (FSO) vessels and Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU).

High efficiency and productivity are hallmarks of the Keppel brand. Their yards have established a reputation for delivering complex projects on time, within budget and in a safe manner.

In Singapore, the combination of three yards in Tuas, Benoi and Gul are within close proximity of each other, enabling Keppel to fully optimise their resources and yard facilities with greater flexibility and cater to the increasingly complex needs of global customers.  Keppel can undertake the repair and conversion of small and medium-sized vessels to the repair of a diverse range and capacity of vessels such as LNG carriers, livestock carriers, drilling tenders, and derrick lay barges.  Well-equipped with modern and comprehensive facilities such as a semi-automated pipeshop, Keppel have the efficiency to provide customers with quality work delivered to the highest standards in the safest manner.

As a specialist shipyard with more than a century of experience, Keppel Shipyard has the versatility and expertise to service a diverse range of vessels.

These include:

  • Oil tankers
  • Chemical / Product tankers
  • LNG and LPG carriers
  • Container vessels
  • Ro-Ro / Car Carriers
  • Dredgers
  • Navy vessels
  • General cargo vessels
  • Bulk carriers and Ore/Bulk/Oil
  • (OBO) vessels
  • Livestock carriers
  • Passenger and Cruise Liners
  • Drilling tenders
  • Barges (crane and derrick)
  • Research vessels
  • Tug, supply and offshore support vessels

LNG Repairs

In Asia, Keppel are one of the most established repair yards for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels backed by a proven track record, technological expertise, dedicated facilities and a comprehensive infrastructure.

Keppel Shipyard’s cargo engineers and workers are equipped to handle sophisticated cryogenic machinery jobs including low temperature welding and instrumentation works such as cargo tank monitoring system.

Jumboisation/Body Swapping

Keppel have established a track record in the jumboisation and lengthening of vessels, body-swapping and life extensions projects.

These include:

  • Jumboisation and extension of container vessels, with new mid-body sections
  • Jumboisation of a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger
  • Widening of a tender drilling barge
  • Upgrading of vessels into sophisticated research vessels, including the installation of a complete range of sophisticated oil exploration equipment

Major Projects

In the construction of the Derrick Lay Barge, Armada Installer, Keppel leveraged the synergy of their O&M’s yards to deliver the vessel to the land-locked Caspian Sea. Accessible only by the narrow Volga-Don River Canal System, the barge was built in two separate longitudinal hull strips measuring 16 metres wide each, in Singapore. These were subsequently transported through the Canal which had strict air, beam and draft restrictions, to sister company, Caspian Shipyard Company in Azerbaijan, where they were joined together.

Keppel also completed the Jumboisation of the Queen of the Netherlands, a trailing suction hopper dredger vessel. The vessel was lengthened by 54 metres with the addition of a mid-ship section weighing 4,750 tonnes, making her one of the largest dredgers in the world with a capacity of 35,500m3.

The drillship, Frontier Phoenix, was extensively upgraded and refurbished by Keppel Shipyard which is also currently completing the integration of two drill ships, Bully I and Bully II, for a Shell and Noble joint venture company.

From being the first shipyard in Asia to convert a tanker to an FPSO in 1981, Keppel Shipyard has advanced into completing the most number of FPSO, FSO and FSRU projects in the world to date.

Tapping on an extensive network of yards worldwide, Keppel offer innovative and cost-effective conversion services with quick turnaround times for our customers. Having built up long-term partnerships they are able to provide customers with reliability and value-added services.

Delivering high value to our customers through:

  • Strong, integrated project management and execution
  • Synergised engineering capabilities, procurement and resource utilisation