KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Co. has awarded Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) a RM1.4 billion (US$320.7 million) EPCI contract for Phase 6 of the offshore Malaysia-Thailand joint development area (MTJDA) project.
The scope covers five new wellhead platforms—Anadalas C, D, E and Jengka C, D—plus five subsea pipelines, tie-ins to host facilities and telecommunications upgrades. The platforms will weigh about 2,000 metric tons each and will be installed in 55 m to 65 m of water in the B-17-01 area in the southern Gulf of Thailand offshore Thailand and Malaysia.
Pandai Othman, managing director and CEO of Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad, said, “This is our third major win after having won two projects within the last one-year period, namely the Rosmari-Marjoram and Kasawari Carbon Capture & Storage projects from Shell and Petronas, respectively. These new developments signify the recovery of the oil and gas industry in the region after a period of slowdown due to the pandemic. We are prepared for a busy time ahead for the industry by reactivating the East Yard…”
MTJDA is an area of overlapping continental shelf claimed by both Malaysia and Thailand, 150 km from Kota Bharu and 260 km from Songkhla.