Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered a Multi-purpose Duty Rescue Vessel on schedule to LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft (LUKOIL), a subsidiary to LUKOIL Oil Company.
Over the last four years, LUKOIL has entrusted Keppel Singmarine with specialised shipbuilding projects such as Asia’s first icebreakers, two ice-class Anchor Handling Tug/Supply vessels and a Floating Storage and Offloading vessel, which is being completed by sister yard, Caspian Shipyard Company in the Caspian Sea.
Jointly designed by Marine Technology Development (MTD), the ship design and development arm of Keppel O&M and its consultants, Robert Allan, "Kogalym" is the fifth vessel Keppel Singmarine has delivered to LUKOIL since 2003.
Named after a key production region for LUKOIL in western Siberia, the 60-tonne bollard pull vessel will be deployed in the Caspian Sea region to perform supply duty and rescue operations in temperatures as low as -20°C and ice thickness of up to 70 cm.
"Kogalym" is the fifth vessel Keppel Singmarine has delivered to LUKOIL since 2003.