McDermott has received the contracts from Sarawak Shell Berhad (SSB) and Sapura Exploration and Production (SEP).

Under the SSB contract, McDermott is expected to provide the transportation and installation of jackets, topsides and pipelines for the Gorek gas field. The company will be responsible for transportation and installation of jackets, topsides and pipelines for Larak and Bakong gas fields, under the SEP contract. It will also fabricate risers and spools for the two contracts.

The company said that it is expected to use its installation vessel, the Malaysian-registered Derrick Barge 30, for these jobs. The offshore campaign is expected to start in second quarter of 2019.

McDermott Asia Pacific senior vice president Ian Prescott said: “These two contracts give McDermott the opportunity to strengthen our long-standing relationship with Sarawak Shell Berhad and develop a new relationship with Sapura Exploration and Production.

“They also provide an excellent opportunity for McDermott to execute offshore projects in Malaysia using many of the company’s assets, from our highly-skilled and talented workforce to our marine assets and our global fabrication expertise. We have grown significantly in a relatively short space of time. Our Kuala Lumpur office is one of the company’s centers of excellence supporting our global projects.”

Fabrication of the risers and spools is expected to be done at McDermott’s global execution center in Batam, Indonesia. Pan Malaysia contracts marks the company’s first contracts in Malaysia since relocating the regional headquarters to Kuala Lumpur.

McDermott said that it is hiring continuously in Malaysia to meet the growing business prospects in the region and it has since increased its local workforce from 90 to nearly 700 employees. Its recent combination with CB&I is expected to open up onshore petrochemical business opportunities.

Prescott added: “This gives our local employees excellent development and growth opportunities. We are extremely pleased to secure the Pan Malaysia field development work which enables us to support the growth of the Malaysian oil and gas sector and the country.”