Main­tain­ing ex­cel­lence

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THE well­head and christ­mas tree are crit­i­cal com­po­nents dur­ing drilling and pro­duc­tion phases.

So­lar Alert Sdn Bhd is the first Malaysian and Bu­mipu­tra- owned com­pany that de­signs, man­u­fac­tures, in­stalls and main­tains well­head and christ­mas tree com­po­nents in line with API 6A and API 16A spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

It has also ex­tended its busi­ness foot­print in South- East Asia, Middle East, Cen­tral Asia and Africa.

So­lar Alert has suc­cess­fully de­signed its own well­head and christ­mas tree, which have been in­stalled in many off­shore and on­shore fields op­er­ated by oil ma­jors such as Petronas, Petro­fac, Nip­pon Oil, Lundin, Ves­tigo, PetroViet­nam, PTT Ex­plo­ration and Pro­duc­tion, Santos and Dragon Oil, among oth­ers.

Ac­cord­ing to So­lar Alert man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Zubaidi Su­laiman, So­lar Alert is com­mit­ted to es­tab­lish­ing it­self as one of the mar­ket lead­ers in the near fu­ture through de­sign op­ti­mi­sa­tion, en­hanced re­li­a­bil­ity and qual­ity sup­port ser­vice while main­tain­ing its com­pet­i­tive edge.

So­lar Alert’s well­head and christ­mas tree de­signs are com­par­a­tive, if not su­pe­rior, to com­peti­tors in the mar­ket.

This in­cludes ma­jor oil and gas ser­vice com­pa­nies from the United States and Euro­pean coun­tries that have in­com­pa­ra­ble re­sources and have long been in the mar­ket.

Be­gin­ning from the con­ven­tional flange type de­sign well­head, So­lar Alert has now de­vel­oped its own compact sys­tem, compact two- in­one sys­tem, three- in- one sys­tem and uni­tised sys­tem com­plete with full metal- to- metal seals.

In ad­di­tion, So­lar Alert has ex­tended its prod­uct line by in­tro­duc­ing its own mud­line sus­pen­sion sys­tem, which was suc­cess­fully in­stalled at Petro­fac’s Ber­an­tai Phase 2 field.

De­spite the un­pre­dictable mar­ket con­di­tions, So­lar Alert is tak­ing a bold step in es­tab­lish­ing its se­cond pro­duc­tion plant.

The plant will be based in Bekasi, In­done­sia, mak­ing So­lar Alert a true in­ter­na­tional man­u­fac­turer.

The plant is ex­pected to be fully op­er­a­tional by late next year and will pro­vide ac­cess to the In­done­sian mar­ket, which has huge growth po­ten­tial.

The new plant will pro­vide re­lief to So­lar Alert’s cur­rent plant in terms of pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity, which has in­creased from 16 to 22 sets per month over the last year.

In­tro­duc­ing state- of- the- art CNC milling and bor­ing ma­chines, which im­prove pro­duc­tion ef­fi­ciency, en­ables an in­crease in pro­duc­tion.

The cur­rent plant is also equipped with a semi- robotic cladding ma­chine to do spe­cial ma­te­rial in­lay for sour gas com­po­nents.

So­lar Alert was the first Malaysian com­pany ac­corded the 2014 Gold Award for the Most Out­stand­ing Ven­dor for Drilling by Petronas Cari­gali.

The com­pany is also among the first batch of Malaysian com­pa­nies that grad­u­ated from the Mid- Tier Com­pany De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme un­der the spon­sor­ship of Malaysian Trade Agency ( Ma­trade) and In­ter­na­tional Trade and In­dus­try Min­istry ( Miti).

De­spite be­ing a mid- tier com­pany, So­lar Alert ranks 70th based on rev­enue and was listed within the top 20 in terms of growth ( from 2011 to 2013) on the Malaysian Pe­tro­leum Re­sources Cor­po­ra­tion ( MPRC) Top 100 Oil & Gas com­pa­nies in Malaysia in 2013.

The com­pany is com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion and de­liv­er­ing qual­ity prod­ucts and ser­vices through en­rich­ment of its hu­man cap­i­tal.

The com­pany takes pride in achiev­ing suc­cess by de­vel­op­ing and nur­tur­ing lo­cal tal­ent and will con­tinue to pro­vide the plat­form for young en­gi­neers to learn and de­velop its cre­ativ­ity and skills in the in­dus­try in its quest to be the mar­ket leader.

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So­lar Alert man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Zubaidi Su­laiman pos­ing with the three- in- one well­head and christ­mas tree scale model.

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