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Mobile Offshore Production

BLACK GOLD. Mobile offshore production units will soon be producing oil from two fields

off the coast of the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.

alaysian Joint Operating Company (PCPP), a joint venture of Petronas Carigali, Pertamina and PetroViet- nam, has signed a contract with Global Process Systems (GPS) for the lease of two mobile offshore produc- tion units (MOPUs). Trident Consultants, a GL subsidiary, has been commissioned to provide safety consultancy services during the design phase of the project. M

Numerous Reviews. Tri- dent’s services for this project include a project safety plan, a safety design philosophy, the classifica- tion of hazardous areas, a re- view of the layout of the fire and gas detection systems, a

review of the escape route and safety equipment layout, as well as a review of the fire- fighting water system design. Furthermore, Trident will re- view the fire protection sys- tem and the safety equip- ment layout for the accom- modation module, prepare a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) and a hazard and op- erability (HAZOP) study, and develop a safety case.

The two MOPUs will be deployed on the D30 and DANA field development projects on block SK305 off the shores of the Malaysian state of Sarawak for a con- tract period of ten years. The first oil is expected to flow in June 2009.


Extensive Certification, Excellent Results

ecently, Premium AERO- TEC GmbH, a company of the EADS Group, was successfully certified in accordance with the inter- national aviation standard EN 9100. AEROTEC is the largest German supplier, and a leading global sup- plier, of civil and military aircraft structures. R

Excellent Standards. Certi- fication of the facility in Va- rel, Germany, covers organi- zational aspects, such as communication and plan- ning competence, as well as internal communications, customer service, resource management and the reali- zation of quality objectives.

The audit documented the company’s reliable op- eration and compliance with above-average qual-

ity standards. The IT sys- tem in particular, which is used to control daily work and development activities, achieved excellent results.

The standards govern- ing quality and safety in the aviation and aerospace industry, including all of its manufacturers and sup- pliers, are especially strict. Certification of compe- tence for subcontractors, dealers or service provid- ers in this sector is likewise subject to industry stan- dard EN 9100.

Helpful Database. Apart from the EADS divisions, many other companies of the aviation and aerospace sector acquired EN 9100 certification through Ger- manischer Lloyd in 2008, as well. EN 9100-certified

companies qualify for in- clusion into the interna- tional OASIS database (On- line Aerospace Supplier In- formation System). Aircraft and component manufac- turers use this database to look for suitable suppliers.

CERTIFICATE. Bernhard Ständer, Managing Director of Germanischer Lloyd Certi- fication (GLC), presented the document to Plant Manager Uwe Fresenborg of Premium AEROTEC.

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