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We serve the marine industry with an array of vessel solutions and services.

As companies venture into harsh environment waters, the specifications for vessels servicing these waters have also evolved over time. Not all ships are built to withstand these harsh, icy environments. In the 1970s, we provided shiprepair services to Russian vessels and built numerous basic ice-class vessels capable of operating in wintry conditions. Since then, we have continued to keep up with advances in technology to build a variety of such vessels.

In 2008, Keppel Offshore & Marine broke into the Arctic market, successfully delivering the first pair of icebreakers to be built in the tropics of Asia to LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft (Lukoil), a leading Russian oil company. The vessels were deployed in the Barents Sea of Russia, paving the way for ships to sail through ice-blocked seas, and assisting the manoeuvring, mooring and loading of tankers.

In 2017, we delivered our 11th ice-class vessel, MPV Everest. Built to Keppel Offshore & Marine’s proprietary design, MPV Everest is a multipurpose ice-class vessel that can operate in temperatures as low as -30°C and can navigate in ice up to 1 metre thick. The versatility of the vessel allows it to be deployed in both cold or warm climate regions.

Today, we are one of the foremost players in the ice-class vessel market. We will continue to build on our expertise and technological advantage to enable customers to push the boundaries of new frontiers in the Arctic and other harsh environments.

The maritime industry is undergoing rapid transformation with the onslaught of digitalisation and the Internet of Things. Over the years, we have continued to innovate and entered into new markets. Keppel Offshore & Marine is partnering government agencies and R&D centres on initiatives to improve the industry.

In 2019, in collaboration with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore, Keppel Offshore & Marine embarked on the development of an autonomous tug. To be operated by Keppel Smit Towage, the vessel is expected to be one of Singapore’s first autonomous vessels when completed. The project will involve modifying a 65 MT tug by retrofitting advanced systems such as position manoeuvring, digital pilot vision, as well as collision detection and avoidance. An onshore command centre will be set up to remotely control the vessel.

Harnessing Keppel's strengths as a multi-business group, Keppel Offshore & Marine is also collaborating with M1 for the test-bedding of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships in Singapore’s waters. The trial will utilise autonomous vessel technology and leverage M1’s ultra-low latency 4.5G network connectivity for ship-to-shore communication, and support mission-critical Internet of Things maritime applications.

Leveraging synergies across the Group, we are positioned to provide advanced maritime solutions for our customers.