Keppel FELS Brasil secures FPSO project worth over BRL 500 million from MODEC

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Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiary, Keppel FELS Brasil SA's BrasFELS shipyard has been awarded a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) module fabrication and integration project by its repeat customer MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a MODEC, Inc. group (MODEC) company, for a contract value of over BRL 500 million (SGD190 million).

BrasFELS' work scope for this project comprises the fabrication and integration of nine topside production modules for the FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29. The vessel is expected to arrive at the shipyard by the first quarter of 2017 for the integration phase.

Keppel FELS Brasil secures FPSO project worth over BRL 500 million from MODEC

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The most established offshore shipyard in the Latin American region, BrasFELS has successfully completed a range of construction, integration, upgrading and repair projects over the years.

Mr Kwok Kai Choong, CEO and President of Keppel FELS Brasil said, "We are pleased to support our long-standing customer MODEC with another important project for Brazil's oil and gas industry. Having delivered a number of milestone offshore and marine projects for the country, BrasFELS has built up a strong track record and established itself as a provider of offshore solutions with strong local content. Our yard is committed to deliver all of our projects with Keppel's hallmark executional excellence."

When completed, the FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29 will have the capacity to process 150,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 5 million cubic metres of gas per day. The unit's storage capacity is 1.6 million barrels of oil.

Slated to depart the shipyard in the third quarter of 2017, the FPSO will be deployed at Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestiça Fields, in the Campos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Mr Sateesh Dev, Executive Managing Officer of MODEC, Inc. said, "We are very pleased to work with BrasFELS on a fifth FPSO project as they have always delivered to our satisfaction. Three units, which have been completed safely and ahead of schedule, are operating successfully in their respective fields. We look forward to working with them on our latest two FPSO collaborations.

"Brazil has one of the most significant offshore oil reserves in the world. We are confident of the long term goal by Brazil to increase oil production and our partnership with a reputable yard like BrasFELS enables us to meet their needs in a timely and safe manner."

BrasFELS' current job for MODEC is the integration and commissioning of the FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27. The FPSO is expected to arrive at BrasFELS in the second quarter of 2016, and will be deployed in the Lapa Field, Santos Basin, Brazil.

The FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí MV26, which was delivered by BrasFELS to MODEC in mid-2015 achieved first oil production four months ahead of the schedule, in the Iracema Norte Area of Lula Field in Brazil.

In the past five years, BrasFELS delivered five FPSO projects safely and ahead of schedule, of which three were for MODEC. The above contract is not expected to have a material impact on the net tangible assets or earnings per share of Keppel Corporation Limited for the current financial year.

Source: Keppel Offshore & Marine