Wood Group scores Hess deal in Malaysia

UK-headquartered Wood Group has been awarded a five-year operations and maintenance contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia.

Wood Group will support Hess’ new fixed and floating offshore facilities in the North Malay Basin. Services will include core offshore personnel, onshore technical support, training and competency assurance services. Technical services are also included.

Dave Stewart, CEO for Wood Group’s asset life cycle solutions business in the eastern hemisphere, commented: “This contract to support Hess’ significant greenfield facilities in Malaysia, demonstrates the proven success of our integrated approach on this key client’s projects worldwide and their confidence in our technical services which optimise production and enhance efficiency.

“Our commitment to creating strong local employment and supply chain opportunities in the areas where we work will be reinforced by this contract, which will focus on the recruitment and opportunity development for the national workforce in Malaysia.”

The contract is expecrted to support up to 130 new full-time jobs in its Malayan office located in Kuala Lumpur.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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