October 22, 2003
AMFELS wins $73 million Boeing contract
AMFELS Inc., Brownsville, Texas, a member of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has clinched a US$73 million firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of a platform from the Boeing Company.
The SBX Platform is a self-propelled semi-submersible modified oil-drilling platform developed for the U.S. Government's Sea-Based Test X-Band Radar (SBX) in support of its ground-based midcourse missile defense system.
Tong Chong Heong, Chairman of AMFELS and Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Keppel O&M, said, "We are proud that Boeing Company has entrusted us with this project on account of our commitment to and reputation of on-time and on-budget delivery of superior quality projects without compromising health, safety and environment standards."
The work scope involves outfitting of the bare hull of the platform, construction and assembling of the living quarters, the electrical, networking and mechanical work and the commissioning of the vessel.
The vessel is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2005.