Shell Awards Maintenance Contract to BMT
Shell has selected BMT Asia Sdn Bhd (BMT) to provide three-year maintenance services for a production storage facility offshore Malaysia. Sister company, BMT Scientific Marine Services previously installed Marine Instrumentation Systems (MIS) and Marine Advisory Systems (MAS) on the platform. This contract allows the organization to provide servicing and maintenance on MIS/MAS instrumentation exposed to the offshore marine environment, in order to ensure that components remain functional and provide accurate data.
AsiaBio Buys Two Shipping Firms
Asia Bioenergy Technologies Bhd's (AsiaBio) has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with Hoe Leong Corp Ltd (HCL), Sumatec and Reachmont Logistics Sdn Bhd (RLSB) to facilitate the acquisition of Semua Shipping Sdn Bhd (SSSB) and Semado Maritime Sdn Bhd (SMSB) by the group. AsiaBio has also proposed venture into the oil and gas transportation industry, will see new shareholders, including Tan Sri Halim Saad-linked Sumatec Resources Bhd, hold a collective stake of more than 20% in the technology company. Under the HoA, SSSB and SMSB will be transferred to a special purpose vehicle (SPV).
Transas Supplies Vessel Traffic Management in Johor
Transas Marine Pacific together with its local partner Global Teamwork Sdn Bhd has been awarded a contract to supply and install a Vessel Traffic Management System for Pengerang Oil Terminal in Johor by Dialog Pengerang Sdn Bhd. The Vessel Traffic Management solution will allow for the Pengerang Oil Terminal compliance with the ISPS requirements. Based on the Transas Navi-Harbour VTS software package, the system includes integrated network of marine sensors such as Radar, AIS, CCTV cameras and hydro-meteorological sensors which will provide a real-time navigational picture to VTS operators.
SapuraCrest, Ramunia Awarded Contracts
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.
BMT Supports Samalaju Port Development
BMT subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region have been awarded a contract to provide design expertise for an advanced bulk-material handling system for the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia. Samalaju Port is being developed by Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd as part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy at an investment of approximately $550 million. Companies involved in silicon, manganese, aluminium, ferroalloy, phosphate and coke processing have been drawn to the area to benefit from the cheap energy available.
Kasturi Marine to Develop Heavy Fabrication Works
According to a Dec 30 report from the Malaysian National News Agency, Kasturi Marine Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd, in view of the booming oil and gas industry, will undertake the development of a major yard capable of housing some large projects in the fabrication of offshore modules and platforms as well as a shipbuilding yard to facilitate clients around Asia and the Asia Pacific region. The proposed yard could accommodate approximately 30,000 to 40,000 tonnes of steel fabrication works and possess infrastructure capabilities such as draft depth of more than 35 meters for off loading activities including dry docking activities. (Source: Malaysian National News Agency)
Malaysian Contract for Kongsberg
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by HJS Maritime SDN. BHD, Malaysia to deliver two Polaris Ship's Bridge Simulators for use in a new centre of excellence being built for the Malaysian Marine Department. This key contract follows the recent installation of the world's largest 360° marine navigation simulator at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), Philippines and reflects Kongsberg Maritime's leading marine simulation position in Asia. The contract…
Tanjung Offshore Signs Contract with Boustead Naval Shipyard
Tanjung Offshore Bhd's unit Tanjung Kapal Services Sdn Bhd has awarded shipbuilding contract to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for an anchor-handling tug and supply vessel, according to a report on www.theedgedaily.com. It said that the construction of the vessel would be financed by internal funds and borrowings. Completion of the vessel is expected to be the third quarter of 2008. The company said the 60-m vessel would be able to perform as a safety vessel for offshore drilling and workover rigs on 24 hours a day basis. (Source: www.theedgedaily.com)
Fabricators in Danger of Losing Out on Oil Rig Boom
According to the Edge Daily, Malaysia oil rig fabricators need to upgrade their services and technology or lose out on fast-growing global demand for shallow, deep-water and ultra-deep oil rigs, an industry researcher said. The industry estimates expect some 15 new rigs and 70 platforms to be installed in the next five years alone to cater to the Malaysian deepwater sector, according to Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) research. The major local players are MISC Bhd subsidiary Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE), Sime Darby Bhd subsidiary Sime Darby Engineering Sdn Bhd, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd and Ramunia Holdings Bhd. Source: The Edge Daily
Technip & Fluor Bag RAPID UIO Project
Technip, in a joint venture with Fluor, was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. for the PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project located in the state of Johor, Malaysia. Under this contract, the Fluor and Technip joint venture will be responsible for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites (UIO) scope of work. PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. is a subsidiary of PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn. Bhd.
Yayasan Sabah Plans Expansion
Yayasan Sabah Group is set to play an active role in the chemical marine transportation industry, planning to expand its involvement in this sector with the acquisition of more tankers, the Business Times reported. The group through its joint-venture company, GS Tankers Sdn Bhd, inked a shipbuilding contract for the construction and sale of a chemical tanker with Nok Bong Shipbuilding Co Ltd, a shipbuilder from Koje City, Kyungnam, South Korea. GS Tankers, a joint-venture company between Yayasan Sabah subsidiary Yayasan Sabah Shipping Sdn Bhd and Gagasan Carriers Sdn Bhd, was set up to own and operate the new 10,800-deadweight-tonne chemical tanker costing $19.5 million which is expected to be delivered by August next year.
Keppel Singmarine Delivers Tractor Tug
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd has delivered one of the world’s largest tractor tug to Maju Maritime Pte Ltd on time and within budget. Measuring 34 metres long with bollard pull in excess of 64 tons, Pisces 53 is on a long term charter through Briny Marine Services Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd’s exploration and production activities. Following her naming, Pisces 53 will join her sister vessel Phoenix 52 and an utility tug Pegasus 51, two other Maju Maritime tugs that were delivered in early June 2003, at the Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Lumut, Brunei.
ABS Nautical Systems Signs New Contact in Malaysia
Saujana Marine Sdn Bhd has signed an agreement for the use of ABS Nautical Systems’ NS5 Enterprise software on two of their 300 pax accommodation barges. Based in Malaysia, Saujana Marine SDN BHD is an integrated marine support service company for the Oil & Gas industry. The company will implement the Maintenance Manager and Drawings Management modules through the ABS Newbuild Program, which offers free software to ABS-classed vessels built after 1 January 2009. The Maintenance Manager software provides Saujana Marine SDN BHD the ability to track vessel maintenance trends including repair history, work orders, service requisitions, while Drawings Management allows access to an electronic library of vessel-specific drawings, images and documents.
PSC Gets $42m Contract To Build Chemical Tankers
Penang Shipbuilding and Construction Sdn Bhd (PSC) inked an agreement to build three chemical tankers valued at $42m for Gagasan Carriers Sdn Bhd. The two-year contract will see PSC delivering the vessels to Gagasan in Oct 2008, Jan 2009 and March 2009. The signing was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, here. Source: Bernama
AHT Built at Sapor Shipyard
AHT Built at Sapor Shipyard Powered by two KTA50M2. The anchor handling tug Omni Akira has now been delivered by Sapor Shipyard of Sibu, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Cummins engines for the Omni Akira are as follows: Main Engine : 2 X KTA50M2 rated 1600BHP @ 1800RPM Main Genset: 2 X QSM11DM rated 250 kwe F/Fighting: 1 X KTA38M2 rated 1200BHP Photos courtesy of Scott and English (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and Sapor Ship Sdn. Bhd.
Case Study: Samalaju Port’s New Bulk Handling Facilities
Paul Charlton, Managing Director of BMT WBM’s Machinery Group discusses the new bulk handling facilities being built at Samalaju Port in East Malaysia. In its efforts to efficiently service the anticipated increase in cargo which will be generated by industries relocating to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd, a Malaysian government-linked company, is investing approximately RM1.89 billion ($500 million USD) in the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia.
KOTUG Asia's Rotortugs Begin Work in Malaysia
KOTUG Asia Sdn. Bhd. has commenced towage activities with its Rotortugs in the port of Tanjung Pelapas (PTP) Malaysia, with effect from November 1, 2015, the operator and owner announced today. KOTUG Asia said it started its operations with two 65 tons bollard pull Rotortugs, RT Claire and RT Stéphanie, in PTP delivering 24/7 operations supported by local Malaysian management and experienced crew. Additionally, the company said it is able to rapidly expand its fleet with more powerful tugboats.
Vessels: Keppel Singmarine Delivers Tractor Tug
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. delivered one of the world's largest tractor tugs to Maju Maritime Pte Ltd. Measuring 111.5 ft. long with bollard pull in excess of 64 tons, Pisces 53 is on a long-term charter through Briny Marine Services Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd's exploration and production activities. Pisces 53 will joined her sister vessel Phoenix 52 and an utility tug Pegasus 51, two other Maju Maritime tugs that were delivered in early June 2003, at the Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Lumut, Brunei. These vessels were contracted to Keppel Singmarine in May 2002. Pisces 53 is classified under LRS Maltese Cross as 100 A1 TUG + LMS (Unrestricted Service). Maju Maritime is managed by Smit Singapore.
Boustead Naval Shipyard Gets Contract
Tanjung Offshore Bhd's unit Tanjung Kapal Services Sdn Bhd has awarded a shipbuilding contract to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for an anchor-handling tug and supply vessel. It said on that the construction of the vessel would be financed by internal funds and borrowings. Completion of the vessel is expected to be the third quarter of 2008. The company said the 60-metre vessel would be able to perform as a safety vessel for offshore drilling and workover rigs on 24 hours a day basis. Tanjung said the vessel could also be used for fire fighting, provision of supply and transportation of equipment and cargo between offshore facilities and platforms. Source: The Edge
Vopak Expands Pengerang Terminal
Royal Vopak and its joint venture partners intend to expand their independent storage terminal, Pengerang Independent Terminals Sdn Bhd (PITSB) in Pengerang, Johor in southern Malaysia. PITSB will be expanded with 430,000 cbm to a total capacity of 1.7 million cubic meters.The expansion which is subject to final formalities, is expected to be commissioned progressively from Q1 2019. PITSB provides storage, blending and distribution services for crude oil and clean petroleum products. The expansion relates to the storage of clean petroleum products.
Giga Maritime Group Expands to Hone Competitive Edge
Automotive shipping and logistics provider Giga Maritime Group (GMG) has announced plans to invest in new IT infrastructure, the expansion and replacement of fleets, assets and vehicles as well as developing new car terminals, in an effort to hone the group's competitive edge and meet the demands of Malaysia's growing automotive industry. Datuk Kumar Prabakaran, the managing director of GMG companies Giga Shipping Sdn Bhd and Nexus Mega Carriers Sdn Bhd, said these investments are vital in order for the group to meet growth demands following the National Automotive Policy (NAP) announcement earlier this year. Malaysia aims to increase its total production of 1.25 million vehicles and boost annual exports to 250,000 units by the year 2020.
Horizon Offshore Receives Southeast Asia Contract
Horizon Offshore, Inc.’s subsidiary, Horizon Marine Construction, Ltd., has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd (BSP) to perform several installations off the coast of Brunei, beginning the second quarter of 2003. Services provided by Horizon will include project management and installation of a four-pile jacket, drilling deck, two 880-ton compressor modules, and living quarters. In addition to the structural work, Horizon will provide the installation, tie-in, and gauging and testing of several pipelines ranging from 10 to 20 inches in diameter in various water depths including a beach approach. "Horizon is pleased to be awarded a contract of this magnitude in Asia and looks forward to developing a long-term relationship with BSP.
First Wave/Newpark Awarded Contract
First Wave/Newpark Shipbuilding has won a contract from Sasaran Perdana Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crest Petroleum Bhd, for the drydocking, repair and refurbishment of the semi-submersible tender assisted platform drilling rig to be renamed the Teknik Hidayat. The refurbishment will be performed at First Wave's Pelican Island Facility in Galveston, Texas and is expected to continue into the fourth quarter 2002. The rig is expected to arrive in Galveston in mid-June 2002.