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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Brooke Dockyard completes RM100mil Shell project

KUCHING: Brooke Dockyard and Engineering Works Corp (BDEWC) has completed a RM100mil project involving living quarters and helideck for Sarawak Shell Bhd.

The living quarters, under a project awarded on Aug 6, 2007, is scheduled to be installed offshore Bintulu by mid-May and ready for use by end-June.

The new lightweight stressed skin 42-bed quarters will replace the existing 14-bed emergency living quarters, according to the company.

Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu graced the living quarters’ load-out ceremony held at Sejingkat, Jalan Bako, yesterday.

BDEWC general manager Zuraimi Sabki said the company secured the project from Sarawak Shell under a collaboration with Sweden’s Emtunga Offshore AB, a well-known lightweight stressed skin living quarters specialist.

Zuraimi said Emtunga started the detailed design in November 2007 and fabrication works began in February last year, and these were then assembled into complete living quarters and helideck by BDEWC from August last year.

“The living quarters project clocked 500,000 man-hours without any lost-time incident,” he said in his speech at the event.

The project is one of three that Sarawak Shell has awarded to BDEWC with an earlier project involving living quarters installed offshore Bintulu in November last year.

Zuraimi, who is also BDEWC chief executive officer, said it had completed 14 offshore modules, seven sub-structures and three living quarters, with almost 60% of them for Sabah Shell and Sarawak Shell in the past 12 years.

“We have set ourselves to be an important regional player, especially in the engineering works of the oil and gas industry. I believe Brooke Dockyard can continue to play an important role as well in Sarawak’s human resource development, particularly in the high-end engineering sector,” he said.

By Bernama

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