Petronas Carigali, a subsidiary of Malaysian national oil company Petronas, is overseeing the project and contracted ALE to perform the weighing and load-out of the WHP jacket, topside and bridge, and also supply the mooring winches for the load-out of the WHP jacket, topside, bridge and CPP jacket.

ALE’s Malaysian branch completed the roll-up operation of the CPP jacket outer bend — which had a factored weight of 1,533t — using the standjacks as a holdback mechanism for the first time. Taking place at the Malaysian Marine Heavy Engineering West Shipyard in Pasir Gudang, the lift was performed using five crawler cranes to lift the jack from 0º to 90º.

ALE’s junior project manager Mohd Syafiq Suziliman said: "So far, ALE has completed about 75% of the project, with the weighing and load-out operations as well as the recent roll-up works being completed on schedule. This is the first time the hold-back by strand jack system has been implemented in the shipyard and by utilising this innovative method, we were successful in regulating the load transfer and prevented any structural jerking.

"We are now at the final stages with the shifting of the LQ for the CPP topside and the supply of the mooring winch for the topside, bridge and CPP jacket expected by the end of April."