04 December 2014

Keppel FELS achieves the Guinness World Record “Largest manufacturer of offshore rigs – current”

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has been conferred the title of "Largest manufacturer of offshore rigs - current" by Guinness World Records (Guinness) for delivering 21 offshore rigs to its customers in 2013.

Guinness has defined ‘largest manufacturer' as the company which has delivered the most number of offshore rigs in a year.

The official record was awarded by Guinness after it completed a thorough assessment of supporting documentation provided by Keppel FELS.

The documentation included a report by Deloitte & Touche LLP that Keppel FELS successfully delivered 21 rigs in 2013.

Keppel FELS also provided verification from the market intelligence firm IHS Petrodata that 21 is the most number of offshore rigs by a single company in a year. In addition, IHS Petrodata compared the deliveries of the top 10 rigbuilders in 2013.

Mr Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director (Offshore), Keppel O&M and Managing Director, Keppel FELS, said, "For this achievement to have been possible, all aspects of our business had to be in good order. All our departments - marketing, engineering, procurement, logistics, planning, project management, production, operations, among others - had to be fighting fit and punching above their weight."

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About Keppel FELS

Keppel FELS is a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), a wholly-owned company of Keppel Corporation Limited. Keppel FELS is a leader in the design, engineering, construction and repair of offshore rigs.

From 2004 onwards, due to the booming global economy and rising demand for oil and gas, the worldwide offshore rig market became more active. The number of new orders for offshore rigs grew in tandem. As a result, the number of rigs delivered by Keppel FELS each year also grew. From just two rigs delivered in 2004, the number of rig deliveries by Keppel FELS grew to a high of 13 in 2009. In 2013, Keppel FELS completed 21 offshore rigs, which is the most number of rig deliveries by a company in a year.

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Lee Wan Jun
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Keppel Corporation Ltd
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