Energy products and services provider Wood Group has been awarded a five-year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia on Tuesday, expected to support up to 130 new full-time positions in Malaysia. Delivered by Wood Group’s Kuala Lumpur office, the organisation would be on the lookout for offshore operations personnel such as production and maintenance technicians.
This operations and maintenance contract aims to support Hess’ new-build fixed and floating offshore facilities in the North Malay Basin development area, and includes a one year extension option.
The contract will see integrated operations and maintenance services including core offshore personnel, onshore technical support, training and competency assurance services being provided.
Additionally, technical services covering brownfield engineering, risk-based inspection, integrity management and computerised maintenance management system support are included.
The contract builds on Wood Group’s 15 year global relationship with Hess, which includes ongoing support contracts in Equatorial Guinea and the Gulf of Mexico. Production is set to commence this year.
Dave Stewart, CEO for Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Eastern Hemisphere, said: “Our commitment to creating strong local employment and supply chain opportunities in the areas where we work will be reinforced by this contract, which will focus on the recruitment and opportunity development for the national workforce in Malaysia.”
He added: “We look forward to leveraging our knowledge and understanding of Hess’ operational framework to work in close collaboration with them, delivering fully integrated operations and maintenance solutions that are focused on adding value to this development.”
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