Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

August 6, 2007

Keppel books orders at AmFELS, Singmarine

Keppel AmFELS Inc., Brownsville, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited has received a contract from Diamond Offshore Services Company to modify and extend the life of the semisubmersible, Ocean Yorktown.

Work is scheduled for completion in March 2008.

Meantime, another Keppel O&M unit, Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd has secured a repeat contract from Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Ltd (Greatship) to build two platform supply vessels (PSVs).

Deliveries for these two PSVs will be between end 2009 and the first quarter of 2010. The vessels are similar to the two PSVs ordered by Greatship, a Singapore registered company headquartered in India, two weeks ago.

Measuring 94 m in length, each vessel is to be equipped with electric propulsion system powered by 8160 kW (total) generators, a dynamically positioned system (ll) provided by 2 x 2600 kW steerable thrusters and 2 x 1050 kW tunnel thrusters. Each vessel will have accommodation for 64 persons, a design speed of 14.5 knots and cargo capacity of 4600 dwt.

Work is scheduled for completion in March 2008.

Together, the Singmarine and AmFELs contracts are worth S$150 million (US$ 98.9 million).