SapuraCrest, Ramunia Awarded Contracts

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Two oil and gas players, SapuraCrest Petroleum Bhd and Ramunia Holdings Bhd, announced major contracts related to the industry worth $120 million and $24 million respectively. SapuraCrest said its 51%-owned unit Tioman Drilling Co Sdn Bhd had been awarded a contract from Carigali-Triton Operating Co Sdn Bhd (CTOC) for the provision of two drilling units– Teknik Berkat and a new mobile drilling vessel, known as T-10 – to CTOC. Tioman is a joint venture between SapuraCrest and Norway's Smedvig group. SapuraCrest, through its 51%-owned subsidiary Crest Tender Rigs Pte Ltd, has awarded a contract worth $48.8 million to Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd to construct T-10. Ramunia’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ramunia Fabricators Sdn Bhd, has secured an oil and gas fabrication contract from Sarawak Shell Bhd worth $24 million. The group, which is principally involved in the fabrication of offshore oil- and gas-related structures for major oil players in the region, expects the projects to contribute positively to earnings for the financial year ending October 31. The group expected to secure more overseas oil and gas contracts. (Source: http://biz.thestar.com.my)

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