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Keppel to Add 1,800 Offshore, Marine Staff

Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp is planning to add 1,800 staff this year at its offshore and marine business, the first time the company is hiring for the division after cutting thousands of jobs since 2015.The slump in oil prices in 2014 and a global oversupply of drilling rigs had hit orders at the company's O&M division, but demand is slowly returning."With the expected increase in work flow as well as preparing for the upturn we would be looking to add to our (O&M) workforce this year," Keppel CEO Loh Chin Hua said at the company's results briefing. "And this

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17 Keppel Employees Pay for Petrobras Bribery Case

Keppel Corp's rig-building unit has taken disciplinary action against 17 current and former employees as part of its Brazil bribery case, a U.S. court document showed, including $8.9 million of financial sanctions, demotions and departures. The measures were revealed after the Singapore-based company agreed to pay $422 million to settle charges it bribed Brazilian officials, including some at state-run oil company Petrobras. Singapore authorities are investigating individuals involved.   In the document seen by Reuters, U.S. authorities listed remedial measures taken by Keppel Offshore &

Keppel Wins SBM FPSO Conversion Deal

As energy markets start to rebound, Keppel Shipyard Ltd. secured a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) conversion contract from  SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore). The contract calls for a VLCC to be converted into an FPSO, to be deployed to the Liza field, located approximately 193km offshore Guyana in the Stabroek block. The shipyard's work scope includes refurbishment and life extension works, such as the upgrading of living quarters, fabrication and installation of spread mooring systems, as well as the installation and integration of topside modules. The converted FPSO

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Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

Executive at Jurong Shipyard. Weng Yoon has an MBA from Manchester Business School and believes that employee involvement and participation help drive company culture and human behaviors and lead to the success of HSE.   Recent Singapore projects include a Marine Warranty Services project in the Keppel Shipyard on an FPSO which will be transported offshore Angola; mooring analysis for tender barges in the Gulf of Thailand; marine inspection and audit services; and technical advisory and due diligence services for a major LNG Floating Storage Unit (FSU)

Keppel Wins $88.5M in Floating Production Contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s local and overseas subsidiaries continue to win support from repeat customers by securing four contracts worth a total of about $88.5 million.   In Singapore, Keppel O&M's wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) secured two conversion contracts - the first is for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Floating Storage Unit (FSU) vessel awarded by Armada Floating Gas Storage Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada); the second is for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel

Keppel Comes Out Tops at WSH Awards

Keppel Group has clinched 35 awards at this year's Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards, organized by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore. It is the highest number of awards won by a single organization this year.   Of the 35 awards, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) bagged 31 awards under the Safety and Health Award Recognition for Projects (SHARP) category for its exemplary safety performance as well as good safety and health management systems.   Keppel Shipyard also clinched the WSH Innovation Award with the Coupler

Sharon Gill, VP of Sales, Singapore

ShipServ opens Singapore office

get much closer to one of the biggest and most vibrant shipping markets in the world and will look to increase our already substantial customer base in the region,” said Kim Skaarup, Chief Operating Officer of ShipServ. Singaporean owners, managers and shipyards currently using ShipServ include Keppel Shipyard, Thome Ship Management, EMAS AMC, MOL Shipmanagement and American Eagle Tankers.  There are also 4000 Singaporean suppliers on the platform. “The MPA and the SSA have been big advocates of innovation in shipping and with an established and growing user base in Singapore, it

Independent Director Mr Tony Chew Leong-Chee

Keppel's Independent Director Leong-Chee to retire

  Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) announced that Mr Tony Chew Leong-Chee, Non-Executive and Independent Director, will be retiring from the Board of Directors of Keppel Corporation on 1 May 2015. Mr Chew will concurrently cease to be Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Keppel Corporation said, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tony for his contributions during his 13 years of distinguished service. The Keppel Group has benefited from his extensive business experience, wisdom and entrepreneurial

Keppel T & T Appoints Lim Chin Leong to its Board

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) has strengthened its Board with the appointment of Mr Lim Chin Leong as an independent, non-executive Director with effect from 1 September 2014. Mr Lim will also be a member of the Nominating Committee and Board Safety Committee. Mr Lim, 59, was with Schlumberger for more than 30 years where he served in various roles from technical, personnel and line management positions in Asia, the Middle East and the US, including Vice President of Well Completions and Production (Middle East and Asia) and President of Schlumberger Oilfield

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