KUCHING: Sarawak Shell Bhd has awarded an offshore platform fabrication contract to the state-owned Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corporation.
The platform will be deployed at the E6 field and developed as an integrated oil-and-gas facility.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who witnessed the contract signing ceremony here, said it was a historic event for the home-grown Brooke Dockyard.
“It is an achievement for Brooke Dockyard to start from ship repair to building huge structures for the oil-and-gas industry. I expect Brooke Dockyard to maintain its good record and not to lower your standards so that all parties will be satisfied,” he said.
He also commended Shell as the “number one corporate citizen” in Sarawak over its years of operating in the state.
“Our relationship has been very good over all these years and we want Shell to continue their good work here in Bumi Kenyalang,” he added.
Shell Malaysia chairman Datuk Iain Lo said the oil company’s partnership with Brooke Dockyard dated back to the 1980s with 18 collaborations in total so far.
He said Brooke Dockyard won the E6 platform contract because it was the most competitive and technically-qualified bid.
Brooke Dockyard chairman Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg said the project comprised a 1,450-tonne topside and 1,500-tonne jacket to be completed in 12 months and 10 months respectively.
“We are expecting to work about 860,000 man-hours, hopefully injury-free. The project duration is a challenge to us. However, we are committed and confident that we will be able to deliver the project within schedule,” he said.
Signing the contract for Shell were Shell Global Solutions Malaysia managing director Simon Ong and Sarawak Shell Bhd general manager Jill Chieng, while Brooke Dockyard was represented by general manager Norhizan Sazali and front end unit senior manager Lubau Genam.
The E6 development is part of the SK308 production sharing contract awarded by Petronas to Sarawak Shell Bhd (50%, operator) and Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (50%).