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Keppel O&M unit fails to clinch Philippine Navy job

It loses bid on a technicality - but will submit a fresh bid next week

KPM officials have said they will take part in the second bid. The Philippine Navy is one of its biggest clients; major repairs of the navy's largest warships are regularly carried out at its Batangas yard - PHOTO: KEPPEL

DESPITE being the sole contender for a contract to upgrade a Philippine Navy corvette, Keppel Philippines Marine (KPM) failed to clinch the deal because of a minor - but fatal - discrepancy in its bid documents.

The Philippine Department of National Defence announced recently that it had...