Keppel unit's big push pays off with world record
KEPPEL Fels, a unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has been awarded the title of largest offshore rig manufacturer by Guinness World Records.
Keppel Fels managing director Wong Kok Seng said in a recent note to The Straits Times: "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."
Keppel Fels is a major player in designing, constructing and repairing these rigs.
Last year, it set a new industry record when it completed and delivered 21 offshore rigs to customers. The firm noted that this is the most number of rig deliveries by a company in a single year.
Early this year, Keppel Fels applied to Guinness World Records for official endorsement. The process took more than six months, as detailed documentation was required.
These included a report detailing the 21 rigs, which had to be audited by a certified audit firm pre-approved by Guinness World Records.
Keppel Fels did so, engaging external audit firm Deloitte & Touche.
On Oct 30, Guinness World Records told the company that it had completed the assessment of all the documents submitted, and awarded Keppel Fels the record title, known as, "Largest manufacturer of offshore rigs - current".