Keppel AmFels wins $300.2 million contract in Mexico

Keppel AmFels, a United States-based unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has won a contract in Mexico to build a jackup rig worth US$240 million (S$300.2 million).

The rig, ordered by Mexican firm Perforadora Central, is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015 and is intended for operations in offshore Mexico.

With this latest contract, a total of 13 KFELS B Class jackup rigs have been ordered for the Mexican market since 2010.

Keppel AmFels chairman Chow Yew Yuen, said: "This is the fifth jackup that Keppel AmFels is building for Perforadora Central since 2002.

"We have steadily built up a strong partnership with them and are pleased that our valued customer is once again entrusting us with a newbuild order for the Mexican market."