Petra Resources has secured a subcontract for hook-up and commissioning (HUC) works for the Kasawari carbon capture and storage (CCS) project offshore Sarawak in Malaysia.

Running from March 2023 until December 2025, the contract has been awarded by Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE).

Being developed by Malaysia’s Petronas, the Kasawari project is said to be one of the largest offshore CCS facilities worldwide.

Petronas Carigali made the final investment decision (FID) for the Kasawari carbon sequestration project in November 2022.

Located in Block SK316 off Bintulu, the project is expected to cut the volume of CO₂ emitted via flaring by 3.3 million tonnes (mt) a year.

Following the FID, the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the project was awarded to MMHE.

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In its press release, Petra said: “Being given the opportunity to undertake work for one of the largest offshore CCS projects in the world is a meaningful achievement for [Petra Energy]. The board and management of [Petra Energy] appreciate the support from MMHE and the confidence that it has placed in [Petra Energy].”

According to the full contract, MMHE is responsible for the construction of a 14,000mt topside and a 15,000mt eight-legged jacket of the Kasawari CCS platform.

It is also responsible for a bridge joining the Kasawari Central Processing Platform.

The CCS project is expected to contribute to Petronas’ plan to achieve a net-zero emissions goal by 2050.

The project is also in line with Malaysia’s 2050 net-zero carbon emission goal.

Early this month, MMHE awarded Worley a contract to offer detailed engineering design services for the Kasawari CCS project.

The scope of work for Worley includes design and engineering services for the platform, subsea pipeline, jacket, and bridge.