ALMACO awarded the newbuilding contract for Cabins and Food Handling Systems for Floatel International’s offshore accommodation vessel

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ALMACO brings over 11 years of expertise in marine accommodations to Floatel International’s offshore living quarters. Floatel Superior, currently being built at Keppel FELS, Singapore, will feature ALMACO’s Accommodation Systems and Food Handling Systems. The Accommodation Systems scope includes 440 single-bed, NORSOK—compliant cabins and 1,500 square meters of public areas such as corridors, lounges, and offices. Our Food Handling Systems deliveries include equipment supply for galley, mess, scullery, and coffee shop, as well as provision store panels. The engineering phase, as well as the construction and installation of cabins, have been completed. The public areas are currently in progress. The project will be delivered in full in the beginning of 2010.

ALMACO’s contract with Keppel FELS encompasses engineering, material supply and installation for Accommodation Systems and Food Handling Systems. ALMACO’s global presence and local strategic partnerships allow each center of excellence to deliver the results ALMACO is known for. Therefore, ALMACO’s Finland and France offices handled the engineering phase, while ALMACO’s Shanghai office assisted with sourcing.  The installation of the modular cabins took place locally in two stages, which happened both at Bintan Offshore (Indonesia), a sister-company of Keppel FELS, and later on at Keppel FELS, Singapore.  The local project management and support is provided by ALMACO’s Singapore office.

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Keppel FELS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, through Keppel O&M, a leader in offshore rigs, shiprepair and conversion and specialised shipbuilding. Keppel O&M's near market, near customer strategy is bolstered by a global network of 20 yards in the Asia Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, the Caspian Sea, Middle East and the North Sea regions. Integrating the experience and expertise of its yards worldwide, the group aims to be the provider of choice and partner for solutions for the offshore and marine industry.

Floatel  International specializes in  building  and  acquiring  offshore  accommodation  vessels with superior living standards and support services to  sustain the  expanding  oil  and  gas  industry. The Company has currently two DP semi-submersible accommodation vessels under construction at Keppel FELS Shipyard in Singapore. The first vessel "Floatel Superior" will be in operation in early 2010 and the second vessel "Floatel Reliance" is scheduled for delivery late 2010.