Singapore’s Keppel Corp is to build a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) at its shipyard in the US in a deal worth SGD600m ($450m).

The newbuilding has been ordered by US energy company Dominion Energy and is due to be delivered from Keppel’s Gulf of Mexico-based Keppel AmFELS.

The Jones Act compliant vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2023 after which it will be available for charter hire to offshore wind developers, in support of several US wind projects.