Keppel Singmarine’s unit Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is set to deliver three ice-class vessels to Bumi Armada Offshore, a subsidiary of Malaysian offshore oilfield services company Bumi Armada Berhad.

The two supply ships and one multi-purpose duty-rescue vessel were christened Bumi Uray, Bumi Pokachi and Bumi Naryan-Mar respectively.

They have been bought to support offshore platforms at the Filanovsky oilfield located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, off the coast of Russia and discovered and developed by Lukoil.

According to Keppel, the vessels will provide services such as the delivery of cargoes, salvage, and search.

Other services include rescue work, fire-fighting operations, and towing and tanker mooring operations.

"The delivery is expected to further boost the company’s position in the specialist market of ice-class vessels."

The delivery is expected to further boost the company’s position in the specialist market of ice-class vessel.

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Keppel has built two of the supply ships at Keppel Nantong in China, and the Keppel Singmarine’s yard in Singapore handled the construction of the multi-purpose vessel.

The vessels have been built to the MTD 8060-TS and MTD 8060-RV designs respectively, developed by Marine Technology Development, the ship design and development arm of Keppel O&M.

Keppel Singmarine is also constructing another ice-class multi-purpose vessel of its design for Maritime Construction Services.

Image: Bumi Armada’s Armada Tuah 80 vessel. Photo: courtesy of Bumi Armada Berhad.