J Ray Wins Fast Track Pipeline Contract for ExxonMobil's Malaysia Ops

J. Ray announced that its Malaysian affiliate Barmada McDermott Sdn. Bhd. (“BMD”) has won a fast track transportation and installation contract from ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. for the 1.5-mile, 12-inch full well stream (FWS) replacement pipeline between Guntong-C and Guntong-A, off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

J. Ray’s Vice President and General Manager, Scott Cummins said, “We are very pleased to be awarded this fast-track challenging project. ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia has entrusted BMD with a project that is of great national interest to the Government of Malaysia; it shows their full confidence in our ability to successfully complete the project with utmost urgency and our trademark dedication. “

The existing Guntong-C riser and a section of the existing pipeline will be replaced with a 1.5-mile pipeline riser with tie-in to the existing 12-inch pipeline. A mechanical connector will be used to connect the new pipeline to the remaining section of the existing pipeline.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.