InterMoor has completed its marine aspect of the Shell's Malikai tension leg platform (TLP) float off operation in Malaysia.
The TLP was loaded onto the Dockwise heavy lift vessel White Marlin at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, and transported to a float off location in the Singapore Straits.
Contracted by TMJV, a joint venture between Technip and MMHE Shipyard, InterMoor was responsible for the marine aspects of the float off and tow of Shell’s Malikai TLP through the Johor Straits into the Singapore Straits and to a float off location for various nearshore commissioning tasks to be performed, prior to return to the shipyard.
The work scope also included engineering analysis and procedures, project management for the nearshore operations, management of chartered vessels, provision of offshore personnel and various ancillary services. InterMoor also subcontracted Acteon sister company UTEC to provide survey and positioning for the TLP and marine spread.
Martin Kobiela, managing director, InterMoor in Singapore said, “From start to finish, InterMoor’s contribution lasted six months. Although a lot of the work is standard for us, particularly the towing and marine activities, many of the work scopes were novel, particularly the provision of catering and sanitation services. Our team was diligent in its care of the project both from Singapore and on location in the MMHE shipyard, Malaysia, and is proud to have been associated with this important development for the region.”
Image of the float-off, from Dockwise.