Striving through challenges
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.