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A five-member team from NUS Engineering, Keppel Data Centres and SLNG will jointly develop a prototype to demonstrate the novel, energy-efficient and cost-effective cooling technology for data centres. Photo:  National University of Singapore

Singapore: LNG Terminal to Develop Data Center

The National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering (NUS), Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG) and Keppel Data Centers Holdings join forces to develop new energy-efficient cooling technology for data centers.This innovation could further pave the way for more sustainable and compact data centers, said Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corporation.With the rapid expansion of cloud-based services, AI, the Internet of Things and big data analytics, there has been an exponential demand across the globe for data centers in recent years. As the leading data center hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore

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Singapore's Offshore Industry Recovering

owns offshore support vessels, tugs and barges and recently finished restructuring its debt after getting "almost zero" enquiries in the previous two years."It is going to be difficult to attract new people or even bring back those who have left," he said.Even sector heavyweights Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine said recently they were not hopeful of any quick recovery."While overall sentiment and offshore capex spend have begun to improve, it will take some time before sustained new orders occur," Wong Weng Sun, Sembcorp Marine's chief executive, said at its results

Shipbuilding: Keppel Bags Order for Van Oord Dredgers

Keppel Singmarine Pte won contracts from Van Oord to build two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (with an option for a third), the shipbuilder announced, scheduled for completion in 4Q 2020 and 2Q 2021 respectively.   Built to the standards of Bureau Veritas, Each TSHDs will have a hopper capacity of 10,500 cubic meters, and more importantly for environmental concerts, both will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on LNG.   "We are pleased to work with Keppel on these modern and environmentally-friendly dredgers which will strengthen our mid-class dredger fleet as

The Offshore Division, helmed by Keppel FELS, leads the industry in the design and building of high performance mobile offshore rigs. Photo Keppel

Keppel Bags Awilco's Semi-submersible Rig Order

Following the Letter of Intent signed by Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel FELS Limited, with Awilco Drilling PLC, Keppel has secured the contract to construct a mid-water semisubmersible (semi) drilling rig for harsh environment use worth about $425 million. As part of the transaction, Awilco has independent options to order up to another three similar rigs to be exercised within 12, 24 and 36 months respectively. The prices of the three additional rigs are subject to cost adjustments and will only be finalised and announced separately if and when the

Designed by Keppel Offshore & Marine and built by Baku Shipyard, the state-of-the-art subsea construction vessel, Khankendi, will install the biggest subsea production system in the Caspian Sea (Photo: Keppel)

Subsea Construction Vessel Launched in Azerbaijan

The vessel was named Khankendi by the President of Azerbaijan, H.E. Ilham Aliyev, at a ceremony in Baku Shipyard and launched by the Shah Deniz consortium.   Baku Shipyard LLC, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC), has completed a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV) for the Caspian region.   The Khankendi will be deployed to the Shah Deniz field where it is expected to perform subsea installation and construction work over the next eleven years. The SCV was specifical

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.  closed the third quarter of 2016 in line with expectations. Image Boskalis

Boskalis Profits Zoom as Expected

revenue at Salvage in the third quarter was comparable to the first two quarters. Contrary to last year, this year there were no large wreck removal projects in progress or in the order book. There was no material change in the picture at the Towage joint ventures and associated companies (Smit Lamnalco, Keppel Smit Towage, Saam Smit Towage and, from the second quarter, KOTUG SMIT Towage) in the third quarter compared to the first half of the year. The contribution to the result from Smit Lamnalco and Keppel Smit Towage was lower than expected due to pressure on end markets. The Holding segment mainly

Acquisition of data centre in Milan, Italy Photo Keppel

Keppel Expands Footprint to Italy

Keppel DC REIT has expanded its geographical presence in Europe with the acquisition of the shell and core building of a data centre in Milan, Italy. The purchase consideration of the data centre is EUR 37.3 million (approximately S$57.3 million1). The data centre comprises three interconnected four-storey buildings with a total lettable area of approximately 15,365 sqm (165,389 sq ft). The facility is sited on 11,965 sqm (128,791 sq ft) of freehold land that is approximately eight kilometres away from the Milan city centre, well connected and easily accessible via the Milan Metro system. The

KFELS B Class jackup rig Photo Keppel

Keppel Delivers Jackup to Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) in the U.S., has delivered Uxpanapa, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Mexico's Central Panuco S.A. De C.V. (Central Panuco), a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V. on time and within budget. The rig was christened yesterday at Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas by the owners of Central Panuco. Uxpanapa is the the fifth jackup rig built by Keppel AmFELS for Perforadora Central and the second based on Keppel's proprietary KFELS B Class design. Mr Simon Lee, President of

Senior managers and technical personnel from ABS and Keppel participated in a two-day workshop. Photo ABS

ABS to Collaborate with Keppel

ABS is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDPs) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech). The JDPs will include topics such as special purpose rigs, data analytics, and subsea technology. Senior managers and technical personnel from both companies came together for a two-day workshop to identify areas where they can collaborate to develop innovative technology to address offshore industry challenges and improve efficiency on existing processes. “This collaboration clearly defines our role as a technology leader and trusted advisor in the industry

The DLV 2000 pipelay vessel under way during sea trials off Singapore in April 2016. (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott Names Flagship Pipelayer in Singapore

McDermott International, Inc. formally named its flagship Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV 2000) during a ceremony at the Keppel Singmarine Shipyard in Singapore.   Brenda Cuthbertson, wife of 38-year McDermott employee and Asia Area Vice President Hugh Cuthbertson, served as the vessel’s godmother and named the DLV 2000 with the traditional breaking of champagne during the ceremony. The ceremony was attended by invited guests, McDermott and Keppel executives and employees and was followed by guided tours and lunch on the vessel.   The DLV 2000 is a class 3 dynamically positioned

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