Seven contractors are said to be running for five transportation and installation packages offered by Petronas on behalf of 11 PSC operators in Malaysia.

The contenders include SapuraCrest’s affiliate, TL Offshore, Bumi Armada-J Ray McDermott, Saipem, Sigurros and PBJV.

TL Offshore and the partnership between Bumi Armada and J Ray McDermott are likely to go for all five packages, according to local reports.

Work will be carried out using full marine equipment, diving support vessels and anchor handling tug supply vessels.

Bids are due for submission in July and contracts could be awarded as early as November.