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28 Jul 2010

Keppel secures bonus for safe delivery of Greatship’s third multi-purpose vessel

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered its third multi-purpose platform supply & support vessel (MPSSV) to Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd (Greatship) with a perfect safety record, meriting a bonus of US$10,000.

Mr Hoe Eng Hock, Executive Director of Keppel Singmarine, said, “The safe and within budget delivery of Greatship Mamta is another feather in the cap for Keppel Singmarine, demonstrating our excellent construction capabilities and commitment to meet our customers’ needs.

“This safety bonus is a boost to Keppel Singmarine and we are grateful to Greatship for its partnership and confidence in us. Looking ahead, we will continue to fortify our core competencies to offer innovative solutions that will fulfil the needs of the global offshore and marine industry.”

The MPSSV was named Greatship Mamta by Lady Sponsor, Mrs. Nimmi Suresh, wife of Mr P.V. Suresh, Group Head (New Building) of Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd on 20 July 2010.

This 94-metre long vessel is equipped with two units of electrically-driven 2600KW Azimuth thrusters and three units of 1050KW tunnel thrusters to achieve a Dynamic Positioning II capability. Greatship Mamta is capable of supporting offshore exploration, production and subsea construction activities and was built in compliance with the new SPS Code 2008 to meet stringent standards of safety and stability.

Mr. Ravi K. Sheth, Managing Director of Greatship (India) Limited said, “We are very pleased with the excellent quality and capability of Greatship Mamta. With the successful construction of this complicated vessel, Keppel Singmarine has proven itself to be a reliable and strong partner to Greatship and we are proud of it. We look forward to strengthen our win-win partnership and push new boundaries together.”

Keppel Singmarine is currently constructing the fourth MPSSV for Greatship which is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2010.

About Keppel Singmarine

Keppel Singmarine is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), a wholly-owned company of Keppel Corporation Limited. Keppel O&M is a leader in offshore rig design, repair and construction, shiprepair and conversion and specialised shipbuilding. Its near market, near customer strategy is bolstered by a global network of 20 yards and offices in the Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, the Caspian Sea, Middle East and the North Sea regions. Integrating the experience and expertise of its yards worldwide, the group aims to be the provider of choice and partner for solutions for the offshore and marine industry.

About Greatship Global Offshore Services

Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte Ltd is wholly-owned by Greatship India Limited (GIL). GIL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Shipping. All of Greatship's vessels conform to existing and envisaged IMO and Class rules, and are designed to operate in offshore waters across the world. GIL and its subsidiaries currently own and / or operate five platform supply vessels, seven Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels, two jack-up rigs and two Multipurpose Platform Supply and Support Vessels.

For further information, please contact

Roy Tan (Mr)
Senior Executive
Keppel Group Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 6413 6421



Greatship Mamta is the third multi-purpose platform supply & support vessel delivered to Greatship Global Offshore Services.

Celebrating the naming of Greatship Mamta are Lady Sponsor Mrs. Nimmi Suresh(fourth from left) and the management of Keppel and Greatship.

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