Malaysian player secures work on solar-powered platform destined for Shell’s gas project

Malaysian player secures work on solar-powered platform destined for Shell’s gas project

Perunding Ranhill Worley (PRW), a subsidiary of Ranhill, has been awarded a deal for detailed design engineering (DDE) services of a platform, which will be powered by renewable energy and deployed at a Shell-operated gas project offshore Malaysia.


Ranhill disclosed last week that Perunding Ranhill Worley was awarded a contract for detailed design engineering (DDE) services, including follow on engineering (FOE) of a fixed solar-powered offshore platform, for the Sarawak Shell Berhad-operated Rosmari-Marjoram gas project. Situated 220 kilometres off the coast of Bintulu, Sarawak, this project would be powered by renewable energy.

The deal was secured thanks to a letter of award (LOA) – dated 5 October 2022 – from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE), a subsidiary of Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB), which got the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services deal for the project in October 2022, about a month after Shell made a final investment decision (FID) to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project, containing deepwater sour gas fields discovered in 2014.

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Furthermore, Ranhill explains that the contract value for this deal is approximately RM 15 million or over $3.4 million. Moreover, the contract and the scope of work for the project will be undertaken by Ranhill Worley, which has a 49 per cent equity interest in PRW and is a subsidiary of Ranhill. 

The platform for the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project will comprise a topside, a four-legged jacket and piles. Upon completion, the platform will be installed in a water depth of 140 metres within the SK318 area, off the coast of Sarawak. This unmanned platform will primarily be powered by renewable energy, utilising power from solar panels

With a design life of 20 years, the solar-powered platform will cater for up to 800 million standard cubic feet of gas per day with a start-up targeted in 2026, supplying natural gas to the Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak. Ranhill further says that the scope of work for this platform will take approximately six months and is estimated to be completed by 1Q 2023.

“In line with our drive to deliver a more sustainable world, Ranhill Worley is committed to working together with our customers to navigate their energy transition process to decarbonise the extraction of hydrocarbons. This award, solar-powered offshore platform, reinforces Ranhill Worley’s position as a leading provider of engineering and design services of oil and gas facilities in delivering a sustainable tomorrow,” concluded Ranhill.

Regarding Ranhill’s other recent deals, it is worth noting that the firm secured a front-end engineering and design (FEED) services deal with PTTEP earlier this year for offshore facilities destined for a development project offshore Malaysia.

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When it comes to MHB, the firm recently won an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract with Malaysia’s Petronas for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project off Sarawak.