Kuala Lumpur: International oil services company Aker Solutions has expanded its subsea business by establishing a subsea lifecycle service base in Labuan, Malaysia. The objective is to support all installed and future shallow and deepwater projects within the Asia Pacific region.
The new service base, which is located in Labuan Federal Territory in Eastern Malaysia, will provide strategic and effective support services for Aker Solutions' onshore and offshore oil and gas customers.
The new service base will support Murphy Sabah Oil's current Kikeh and upcoming Kikeh Phase II, and Siakap developments with an expected 20 plus years' field life. Other important projects in this region include Petronas' Kumang Kanowit development.
The facility covers 13 680sq/m with a workshop of 1 296sq/m that has a 75 tonne overhead crane and pressure testing capabilities of us to 15 000 psi. A team of 18 staff are currently employed at the Labuan base.
Aker Solutions also operates a high-tech subsea manufacturing centre in Port Klang, Malaysia. This facility can manufacture a complete subsea production system in one location. Aker Solutions is currently investing to double the manufacturing capacity at the Port Klang facility. [18/10/12]