Sabah Shell Petroleum has awarded Technip and Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a tension leg platform (TLP) for the TLP Malikai Deepwater Project.
Technip said Friday that the TLP will be designed as a fully-manned platform that will be installed some 70 miles offshore Sabah, Malaysia, in a water depth of approximately 1,600 feet. It will weight approximately 26,000 tons – including a topside, which will have facilities to process 60,000 barrels of oil and 50 million cubic feet of gas per day.
Technip will lead the joint venture, with engineering and procurement to be carried out at its operating center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hull and moorings engineering will be done at KL by Technip MHB Hull Engineering.
Meanwhile, the Malikai TLP will be constructed and commissioned at MMHE's fabrication yard at Pasir Gudany in Johor, Malaysia.
The tendons will be fabricated in the US Gulf of Mexico before being transported to Malaysia.
Lim Kwee Keong, senior vice president for Technip's Asia Pacific operation, commented in a statement:
"This award to the Technip-MMHE joint venture extends our participation in pioneering deepwater field development projects in Malaysia. It also confirms Shell's trust in the combined Technip and MMHE's capabilities to deliver successful projects. This contract marks Technip's first TLP contract and a new step in our development into the burgeoning deepwater floating production facilities market in the Asia Pacific region."
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