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EPIC to tie up with MMHE for fabrication jobs

EPIC to tie up with MMHE for fabrication jobs
Terengganu is scaling up its capabilities in the oil and gas (O&G) industry with state-owned Eastern Pacific Industrial Corp (EPIC) tying up with fabrication giant Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) to work on fabrication jobs, local reports said.

The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreed to work together on jobs such as the maintenance of offshore and onshore facilities, including maintenance work for topsides and petrochemical plants.Among others, EPIC will provide specialised fabrication and shutdown services such as the turnaround and maintenance of plants and facilities, as well as the upgrading and maintenance of piping, columns and vessels.

EPIC group managing director, Noor Fadzil Mohamed Nor, said the signing of the MoU marked a new era for EPIC in its efforts to diversify into new areas as volatile oil prices impact its traditional revenue streams from being the main contractor for major topside maintenance, hook-up and commissioning services, fabrication and plant shutdowns.Meanwhile, MMHE will provide dry docking and heavy engineering expertise.

Terengganu chief minister Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman also urged EPIC to explore the possibility of becoming a supply base operator in the Asia-Pacific region in countries such as Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

“EPIC through Kemaman Supply Base Sdn Bhd has built more than 30 years of operating and managing a marine supply base in support of the O&G industry.”