Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has secured retrofit orders for 104 scrubber and ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) this year. The orders are worth a combined value of about Singapore $160 million (about US$118 million.
“Installation of scrubbers and BWTS can be highly complex and there has been strong demand worldwide to meet regulatory deadlines,” said Mr, Chor How Jat, Managing Director (Conversions & Repairs) of Keppel O&M. “Backed by extensive experience in conversion and retrofitting work, Keppel’s ability to deliver quick, safe and reliable vessel turnarounds has made us an attractive choice for clients keen to meet their tight timelines”
“We completed Singapore’s first scrubber installation last year in under 30 days and we were also the first shipyard in Singapore to successfully undertake a BWTS retrofit project back in 2013,” he added,
To expedite the retrofit process, Keppel conducts early customer engagement and preparation work, including the use of 3D scanning technology, completion of detailed engineering and prefabrication of modules before the vessel arrives, so that the vessel’s time spent in the shipyard is minimized.