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.

Leaders in the conversion of Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) units, Floating Storage Offloading (FSO) vessels and Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU).

With good project management, quality service and a strong commitment to HSE, Keppel Singapore deliver projects promptly and safely.

Offering innovative and cost-effective solutions to customers, upholding a strong track record in the repair of tankers, containerships, dry cargo, gas carriers and offshore support vessels. Expertise also includes specialised repairs and modification of dredgers and livestock carriers.

As a specialist shipyard with more than a century of experience, Keppel Shipyard has the versatility and expertise to service all vessel types.

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

Keppel completes Singapore’s first VLCC scrubber retrofit


Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, completed Singapore’s first scrubber unit retrofit installation on a Japanese Very large Crude Carrier (VLCC).
Mr Chor How Jat, Managing Director of Keppel Shipyard said, “We are pleased to be selected by our long-standing customer, for their first scrubber retrofit job. As the industry looks to adopt more sustainable measures to reduce the impact on the environment, Keppel Shipyard stands ready with a suite of advanced, cost-effective, and quick solutions that can meet the requirements of our customers in reducing emissions. As a leading shiprepair yard, we have strong track record undertaking retrofits and conversions projects.”
With the implementation of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content effective from 1 January 2020, ship owners are actively pursuing solutions to reduce emissions such as the installation of scrubbers. Known technically as Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, scrubbers treat the vessel’s exhaust gas with chemical reagents to remove sulphur oxide compounds (SOx). This allows the vessel to discharge a minimum amount of SOx into the environment and meet the requirements of the IMO’s standard.
Keppel Shipyard expedited the scrubber retrofit on the VLCC for completion in less than a month – safely and within budget. Working closely with Owner in last one year, Keppel Shipyard provided design development coordination, 3D scanning and detailed engineering, In order to meet the tight deadline and minimize downtime for the vessel, Keppel Shipyard maximized the preparatory work by fitting the complete scrubber (Owner supplied) & supporting systems in one prefabricated modules (approx. 140 tonnes) before the vessel arrived in the yard in early June.

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Issue 1 2018