Three consortiums of international and local oil and gas players have been pre-qualified for the development of the offshore facilities for the first phase of the North Malay basin field in Malaysia. These consortiums are:
- A partnership between Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Limited, KKB Engineering Berhad, and Norway-based Aker Solutions ASA;
- A joint venture between McDermott International, Inc. and TH Heavy Engineering Berhad; and
- A consortium comprising Samsung Heavy Industries, SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, and Ranhill WorleyParsons Sendirian Berhad.
The tender involves the provision of a central processing platform and a wellhead structure at the Bergading field by May 2014. The winning consortium will be required to fabricate the wellhead platform locally in order to meet local content requirements. Hess Corp is responsible for the development of the RM 16.4 billion North Malay basin, off the coast of Terengganu. The company is expected to call bids for three more wellhead platform installations at the Zetung, Anggerik, and Kezumba fields at the basin in the coming months.