› Keppel Offshore & Marine 
Keppel FELS
Keppel Shipyard
Keppel Singmarine

The Philippines
Keppel Philippines Marine, Inc

Keppel Nantong Shipyard


Keppel AmFELS

Keppel FELS Brasil


Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine

02 Feb 2010

Keppel AmFELS delivers jackup Tuxpan to Perforadora Central on time

Keppel AmFELS Inc., the US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered its first rig in 2010 to Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV, safely, on time and within budget.

Mr Patricio Alvarez Morphy, President of Perforadora Central, said, “Tuxpan is built to the highest standards of safety and quality under the expert project management and construction capabilities of Keppel AmFELS. We are confident that this fine rig will achieve a strong operational record when she begins work.”

Tuxpan is the second jackup rig that Keppel AmFELS has built for Perforadora Central. Built to the LeTourneau Super 116E design and with leg lengths of 511ft, Tuxpan can drill wells up to 30,000ft in water depths of 375ft.

Mr Tan Geok Seng, President of Keppel AmFELS, said, “With a strategic presence at the gateway of the Gulf of Mexico, Keppel AmFELS is in a prime position to serve one of the most important oil and gas markets in the world.

“The completion of Tuxpan, another well-executed project, augments our track record in this region and reinforces the strong partnership that we have built with good repeat customers such as Perforadora Central.

“With our close market insights and comprehensive suite of products and services, we seek to be the preferred solutions provider in this region.”

Keppel AmFELS is currently constructing four other newbuild jackup rigs of the enhanced LeTourneau Super 116E design, for Rowan Companies. The construction of these rigs is progressing well.

Located in Brownsville, Texas, Keppel AmFELS reinforces Keppel Offshore & Marine’s presence in the Gulf of Mexico and its strategy to be near its markets and customers.

Since its establishment in 1990, Keppel AmFELS has built up its facilities and equipment to become the most well equipped offshore shipyard in the Gulf of Mexico. The yard engages in the construction, refurbishment, conversion, life extension and repair of a complete range of mobile drilling rigs and platforms. Its comprehensive facilities are first class, including a drydock capable of docking the largest semisubmersible drilling units, and a modern steel processing plant.

Perforadora Central provides offshore and onshore drilling service mainly for PEMEX.

For further information, please contact

Diana Chan
Senior Executive
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6430



The completion of Tuxpan, another well-executed project, augments Keppel AmFELS's track record and strategic presence at the gateway of the Gulf of Mexico.

Signing the on-time and within-budget delivery of Tuxpan are the teams from Perforadora Central and Keppel AmFELS represented by Mr Geok Seng Tan, President & CEO of Keppel AmFELS (back row, third from left).