KUCHING: Labuan Shipyard & Engineering Sdn Bhd (LSE) recently held the first steel-cutting ceremony for the helideck of the Bokor Redevelopment (Phase 3 – Accelerated Infill) project at its fabrication yard in Labuan.
This is the second phase in the project, which is to upgrade existing facilities to accommodate new well slots and helideck replacement. The field is located about 45km offshore from Miri and is managed under a production-sharing contract between Shell Malaysia’s upstream companies and partner Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB).
The overall scope of the project awarded to LSE is for the provision of a yard space, manpower, tools and equipment to receive and dismantle the old helideck and fabricate, assemble and load out a new one.
LSE chief operating officer Azizul Hanafee Mohd Zain said the company recently completed the first phase of the project in just 10 days, way ahead of schedule compared to the three weeks allocated by PCSB.
“This is a testament of the yard’s capability in carrying out projects on time and in accordance with the client’s requirements,” he said.
He also said LSE had achieved the full five-star rating in a recent audit conducted by Kumpulan Kerja Maritim under the Malaysian Industry Council for Defence, which assessed the yard’s overall capabilities in terms of management, technical capabilities, infrastructure and facilities, innovation and competitiveness.
PCSB head of facilities for the Bokor Project Thahir Abdul Aziz said the project awarded to LSE was part of a relatively small portion from the overall project but formed an integral and critical aspect of the BODP-A platform.
During the ceremony, a health, safety and environment campaign for the second phase of the project was also launched.
The campaign called “Jemari” was introduced by Petronas last year to promote safety when performing work. As of April 30, LSE had achieved 16,990,692 manhours worked without loss time injury at the workplace.