Posted on 17.11.2010 - 12:00 EST in MARINE/VESSEL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered its fourth multi-purpose platform supply & support vessel (MPSSV) to Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd. (Greatship).
The MPSSV was named Greatship Manisha by Lady Sponsor, Mrs Shalini Mahajan, spouse of Mr Alok Mahajan, Chief Financial Officer of Greatship (India) Limited today.
The first three MPSSVs, delivered earlier over this year, have started operations smoothly.
Mr Venkatraman Sheshashayee, Executive Director of Greatship Global Offshore Services Pte. Ltd., said: "The exceptional performance of the first three vessels solidly demonstrates the quality assurance and operational excellence of the vessels built by Keppel Singmarine.
"We are very pleased with the repeat safe and successful completion of Greatship Manisha. With her, Keppel Singmarine has yet again lived up to its reputation for reliable deliveries that are within budget and without incidents.
"We look forward to starting operations onboard Greatship Manisha very shortly as she joins our fleet in contributing to fortifying Greatship's position as a strong player in offshore oil and gas industry."
Mr Hoe Eng Hock, Executive Director of Keppel Singmarine, said: "We are honoured that Greatship chose Keppel to strengthen its fleet with four MPSSVs. The successful completion of the series attests to the strong partnership and rapport that we have nurtured with our valued customer, Greatship.
"As we strive to maintain high standards of safety and quality in our products and services, we are deeply encouraged to receive recognition from our customers for delivering to their satisfaction and meeting their needs.
"Backed by excellent construction capabilities and with our unwavering safety commitment, we are confident of being strongly positioned to continue supporting our customers in the global offshore and marine industry."
The 94-metre long MPSSVs are each equipped with two units of electrically-driven 2600KW Azimuth thrusters and three units of 1050KW tunnel thrusters to achieve Dynamic Positioning II capability. They are capable of supporting offshore exploration, production and subsea construction activities and were built in compliance with the new SPS Code 2008 to meet stringent standards of safety and stability.