Striv­ing through chal­lenges

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - OIL & GAS -

MALAYSIA Marine and Heavy En­gi­neer­ing Hold­ings Ber­had ( MHB) is a lead­ing player in the do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional off­shore and on­shore fab­ri­ca­tion, con­ver­sion and marine re­pair and re­fur­bish­ment in­dus­tries.

With a re­spected op­er­at­ing and health, safety and en­vi­ron­ment ( HSE) track record that spans 42 years.

In view of the cur­rent eco­nomic cli­mate and pro­tracted oil price slump, MHB has stayed rel­e­vant and sus­tained its busi­ness by di­ver­si­fy­ing its port­fo­lio, in­no­vat­ing faster turn­around cy­cles and per­form­ing timely pro­ject de­liv­er­ies.

Last year was a year of pos­i­tive change and tran­si­tion for MHB, where its re­cent trans­for­ma­tion ini­ti­ated in­no­va­tive pro­cesses and ag­ile part­ner­ships.

MHB’s com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage against other yards in South- East Asia is its ca­pa­bil­ity and ex­pe­ri­ence in han­dling large and com­plex off­shore fa­cil­i­ties such as SPARs, Ten­sion Leg Plat­forms and semi- sub­mersible cen­tral pro­cess­ing plat­forms.

The com­pany has also in­vested sub­stan­tially in up­grad­ing its two yards in Pasir Gu­dang by en­hanc­ing au­to­ma­tion and op­ti­mis­ing ef­fi­ciency with world­class fa­cil­i­ties and equip­ment to cater to in­dus­try re­quire­ments.

Its proven track record in­cludes the safe and timely com­ple­tion and de­liv­ery of ma­jor projects for its off­shore con­struc­tion and marine busi­ness clients.

Clients award con­tracts based on open, com­pet­i­tive ten­ders and the TMJV part­ner­ship has se­cured mega projects such as the Ma­likai Ten­sion Leg Plat­form and SK 316 on the com­bined strengths and mer­its of a strate­gic col­lab­o­ra­tion.

As the na­tional oil and gas fab­ri­ca­tion yard and the only yard in the re­gion to have con­structed all three of Malaysia’s deep­wa­ter projects, MHB is po­si­tioned to sup­port Petronas’ ef­forts to po­si­tion Malaysia as the deep­wa­ter hub of Asia Pa­cific.

The oil and gas in­dus­try is a high- risk busi­ness and track records are built on rep­u­ta­tions for un­com­pro­mis­ing ad­her­ence to strin­gent HSE prac­tices, un­der all cir­cum­stances.

Cut­ting cor­ners in the sup­ply chain or pro­ject man­age­ment dur­ing chal­leng­ing times such as the cur­rent oil price sce­nario will show up as a short­sighted man­age­ment.

On the con­trary, MHB is more vig­i­lant in its risk as­sess­ments and abides by its strin­gent MMHE 10 safety rules and en­force in­dus­try and in­ter­na­tional health, safety and en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment prac­tices.

It will con­tinue to in­vest for the fu­ture where re­turn on in­vest­ment is based on the cur­rent mar­ket sce­nario.

Hu­man cap­i­tal is an or­gan­i­sa­tion’s great­est as­set. MHB is a strong ad­vo­cate of con­tin­u­ous learn­ing and tal­ent de­vel­op­ment in soft skills as well as tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise.

Al­though it is con­sid­ered a heavy en­gi­neer­ing com­pany and its en­gi­neer­ing pop­u­la­tion stands at 23% of the work­force of 3,700 per­ma­nent and con­tracted staff. Many non- en­gi­neer­ing ser­vice units work closely and seam­lessly to make MHB tick.

MHB’s score card is de­pen­dent on shared KPIs and de­liv­ery through oth­ers. Mul­ti­level teamups with part­ners, clients and sub- con­trac­tors is chal­leng­ing but en­rich­ing and re­ward­ing.

MHB has a strat­egy and road map to en­hance its train­ing regime for a tech­ni­cal Malaysian work­force.

To en­sure that its lo­cal ex­per­tise is con­tin­u­ously be­ing de­vel­oped to sup­port the oil and gas in­dus­try, the MMHE Cen­tre of Ex­cel­lence, a four- acre ( 1.62ha) tech­ni­cal train­ing cam­pus in Pasir Gu­dang, Jo­hor, was built.

It sym­bol­ises the com­pany’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity to de­velop tal­ent for the in­dus­try and na­tion.

To build and sus­tain this ca­pa­bil­ity, MHB works closely with lo­cal tech­ni­cal in­sti­tu­tions to make its syl­labus more prac­ti­cal and pro­vide ex­po­sure and train­ing to cre­ate in­dus­try- ready stu­dents.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 2275 3786 or e- mail lina. ya­pab­dul­lah@ mmhe. com. my ( Lina Yap- Ab­dul­lah) or 03- 2275 3948 or e- mail nor. mariam@ mmhe. com. my ( Nor Mariam Mohd Nazir).

Malaysia Marine and Heavy En­gi­neer­ing Hold­ings has a com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage over other yards in South- East Asia.

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