Norwegian oilfield services firm Aker Solutions has opened a new subsea service base in Malaysia in order to further strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific region. The objective of the base will be to support all installed, as well as future, shallow and deepwater projects in the region.
Aker held its opening ceremony for the new service base, located in Labuan Federal Territory in Eastern Malaysia, on Tuesday.
The ceremony was officiated by Aker's head of subsea business in Asia Pacific, Dave Hutchinson, who commented:
"We have built a strong footprint in the Asia Pacific region over the past decade with the establishment of service bases in Perth in Australia, Kakinada in India, Songkhla in Thailand and now Labuan. We are now well placed to meet the needs of our customers with the opening of this new base in Malaysia."
The new service base will support Murphy Sabah Oil's current Kikeh development, as well as the upcoming Kikeh Phase II and Siakap developments. Other important projects in the region include Petronas' Kumang Kanowit development.
Labuan Island is located off the northwest coast of Borneo, north of Brunei Bay and faces the South China Sea. Aker said that it identified Labuan as a strategic location due to its proximity to the current and planned East Malaysian development locations.
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