Boskalis, Keppel in TSHD jumboisation deal

Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has been awarded new contracts worth around S$250 million.

These include conversion of a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), integration of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, and the jumboisation of two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD). 

The dredging related contracts are between Keppel Shipyard and a fully-owned subsidiary of Boskalis for the repair and jumboisation of two TSHDs.

Work on the first TSHD has started and it is expected to be re-delivered in 2Q 2022, while the second TSHD is scheduled for arrival in 3Q 2022 with re-delivery in 4Q 2022.

According to Keppel, each vessel will be integrated with a new owner-furnished block which will increase the vessel’s overall length from its existing 156 metres to 201 metres upon completion.

At the same time, both vessels will undergo refurbishment including the overhauling and replacement of equipment. 

Keppel O&M has delivered some major projects to Boskalis:

  • jumboisation of dredgers,
  • heavy lift vessel conversions,
  • construction of a rock dumping fall pipe vessel.

In addition, Keppel O&M yards support Boskalis in the repair and maintenance of Boskalis’ assets. 

Photo: Boskalis