PORT OF BROWNSVILLE, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Central Panuco S.A. De C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico’s Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V. (Perforadora Central) to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$240 million, including owner furnished equipment.
Scheduled for delivery in 4Q 2015, the jackup rig is intended for operations in offshore Mexico. Built to Keppel’s market-established KFELS B Class design, the rig
will be able to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet, drill to depths of 30,000 feet with accommodation for 126 persons and a BOP system of 18-3/4 x 15,000 PSI.
With this latest contract, a total of 13 KFELS B Class jackup rigs have been ordered for the Mexican market since 2010. Mr Chow Yew Yuen, Chairman of Keppel AmFELS, COO and CEO-Designate of Keppel O&M, said, " This is the fifth jackup that Keppel AmFELS is building for Perforadora Central since 2002. We have steadily built up a strong partnership with them and are pleased that our valued customer is once again entrusting us with a newbuild order for the Mexican market.