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Keppel AmFELS delivers harsh environment land rig 41 days early

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Keppel AmFELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) in the US, has successfully delivered one of the world's largest Harsh Environment Enhanced Mobility land rigs 41 days ahead of schedule.

Mr Simon Lee, President of Keppel AmFELS, said:

"The early and safe delivery of this rig is a result of the strong execution capabilities of the yard and close teamwork with our customer. Even though it is the first land rig of its type to be built by Keppel, we are able to leverage the experience and expertise of Keppel O&M to undertake such complex projects and deliver it to the satisfaction of our customer. It extends the track record of Keppel AmFELS as the leading rig building yard in the Gulf of Mexico."

Based in Brownsville, Texas, Keppel AmFELS' work scope included the engineering, procurement and construction of the Harsh Environment Enhanced Mobility land rig. The building of the land rig is a natural extension of Keppel AmFELS' offshore jackup rig construction business and reflects Keppel's continuing drive to look for new opportunities to service its customers.

Keppel AmFELS' other ongoing projects includes the construction of a KFELS B Class jackup rig for Mexican drilling company, Perforadora Central.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

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