(EnergyAsia, December 28 2012, Friday) — With three new contracts worth a total S$420 million, Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd said the combined value of its rig orders for 2012 reached S$9.9 billion, just short of last year’s record S$10 billion. (US$1=S$1.22).

Two of the contracts went to Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd while the third was secured by Keppel Shipyard Ltd.

Keppel Singmarine will build a high-specification deepwater pipelay (S-Lay) vessel for Hydro Marine Services Inc, a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc, and a catamaran air dive support vessel (DSV) for Australia’s Bhagwan Marine Pty Ltd.

Keppel Shipyard will modify and upgrade an existing floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, Lewek Arunothai, for EMAS Offshore Construction and Production Pte Ltd.

CEO Tong Chong Heong said:

“With the strong confidence and support of new and repeat customers, Keppel O&M continues to be the provider of choice for a broad range of offshore and marine projects.

“2013 will be a busy year for us as we continue to focus on the quality execution of all our projects – we are committed to ensure that they are delivered safely, promptly and to high customer satisfaction. We will also enhance our capabilities, and so extend our range of value-added services.”