Keppel FELS is set to deliver a fifth high-specification accommodation semisubmersible to Sweden-based Floatel International.

Built on Keppel’s SSAUTM 5000NG design, the Floatel Triumph rig would be chartered by Inpex Operations Australia for performing operations in Ichthys Field, off Western Australia.

Keppel O&M managing director Wong Kok Seng said: "We are pleased to deliver a fifth accommodation vessel to Floatel safely, on time and on budget.

"Our yards remain busy for the rest of the year, with a number of deliveries in the pipeline."

"Our yards remain busy for the rest of the year, with a number of deliveries in the pipeline."

The SSAUTM 5000NG has been developed by Keppel’s Deepwater Technology Group and is equipped with recreational facilities to accommodate a 500-person crew.

It is an improved design that meets the UK HSE requirements to work in the UK sector of the North Sea, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Western Australia.

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Floatel International CEO Peter Jacobsson said: "Each of the accommodation vessels that Keppel has delivered to Floatel has been performing very well.

"They are uniquely designed to provide superior stability, safety and living conditions, meeting the stringent rules and regulations for worldwide operations."

Keppe has previously delivered Floatel Superior, Floatel Reliance, Floatel Victory and Floatel Endurance to Floatel.

Floatel Reliance and Floatel Victory are also built to the SSAUTM design, while Floatel Superior and Floatel Endurance are built to Keppel’s DSSTM 20NS design.

Floating accommodation platforms provide additional living quarters for drilling and production personnel and offer support during hook-up and commissioning in the development phase, Keppel said.