BANGKOK: The ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) awarded Shell Projects & Technology Malaysia with the highest honour in design and construction at the 35th Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (CAFEO35) Banquet Dinner held recently.
The ‘ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2017’, presented to an Oil & Gas Project for the first time in Malaysia history, was awarded to Shell for its Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP) Deepwater Project located in Sabah, Malaysia.
The award recognises an organisation or body for the engineering achievements within ASEAN region. The criteria set is stringent and takes into consideration aspects such as: Contribution to the well-being of people and communities, resourcefulness in planning, creativity in the solution of design problems, pioneering use of materials and methods, innovations in planning, design and construction, and any other unusual aspects and aesthetics values.
The Malikai project is the first deep-water TLP in Malaysia and the first Shell TLP outside of the US Gulf of Mexico. It includes a number of innovative deep-water technologies to unlock deep-water resources safely and efficiently. Malikai features a cost-effective platform design and a unique, industry-first set of risers, or pipes that connect the platform to the wells for oil production, which required fewer drilling materials and lower costs.
“Congratulations to Shell for another milestone achievement. This recognition at the ASEAN level is something for Malaysians to be proud of. The Malikai project contributed significantly to the country’s capability development, and has generated new jobs and business, with much of the work being carried out in Malaysia,” said Ir. Tan Yean Chin, President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).
“The Malikai TLP was designed in Malaysia, built by Malaysian fabricators and operated by Malaysians. Its success cements our aspiration to be a hub for deep-water oil and gas within the region, bringing in significant transfer of technology into Malaysia in line with PETRONAS’ objectives to continuously nurture and develop local capability and capacity,” said Datuk Iain Lo, Shell Malaysia Country Chairman.
Receiving the award is Ir. Jilan Jenggi, Malikai Commissioning & Start up Manager: “This award recognises the many engineers and individuals within the Malikai Project Team from Shell, partners, contractors and subcontractors who have shown remarkable creativity, resilience and the highest level of professionalism in delivering this mega-structure of firsts.”
To learn more about the Malikai TLP Deepwater Project, visit: http://www.shell.com/about-us/major-projects/malikai.html
For more information on Shell’s deep-water projects around the world visit: www.shell.com/deepwater