InterMoor has finished its work on the Shell Malikai Tension Leg Platform (TLP) float-off operations in offshore Malaysia.

After loading TLP onto the Dockwise Heavy-Lift Vessel White Marlin at Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in Pasir Gudang, it was transported to a float-off location in Singapore Straits.

InterMoor has been appointed by TMJV to take up works related to the marine aspects of the float-off and tow of the TLP through Johor Straits into Singapore Straits, as well as to a float-off location to perform several nearshore commissioning tasks, before coming back to the shipyard.

TMJV is a joint venture between Technip and MMHE Shipyard.

As part of the work, InterMoor provided services such as engineering analysis and procedures, project management for nearshore operations.

The scope of work also comprised management of chartered vessels, provision of offshore personnel and various ancillary services.

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In addition, Acteon sister company UTEC was subcontracted by InterMoor to provide surveys, as well as positioning for TLP and marine spread.

"The TLP is planned to be installed at the Malikai field at a depth of 600m."

InterMoor Singapore managing director Martin Kobiela said: "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 their 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."

The TLP is planned to be installed at the Malikai field at a 600m depth.

Malikai is Shell’s second deepwater project in Malaysia. The oilfield lies around 100km off Sabah at depths of 500m.

Image: InterMoor subcontracted UTEC to provide surveys, as well as positioning for the TLP and marine spread. Photo: courtesy of InterMoor.