Keppel FELS is on track to complete the construction of a sixth-generation, ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig, Scarabeo 9, for Italian firm Saipem.

The company was responsible for the construction and commissioning of marine and drilling systems onboard the rig.

The rig is equipped with a dynamic positioning 3 system and is capable of working at water depths of 3,600m.

Keppel Shipyard and Keppel Singmarine are jointly engaged in completing a newbuild pipe-laying vessel, Castorone, for Saipem.