Keller has announced that its south east Asian business Keller Asean is on track to finish ground engineering works for a new oil and gas development in Johor, Malaysia by the end of the year.
The Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex was first announced in 2011 and completion of the ground engineering work is a major milestone for the government-funded scheme to build a new oil and gas refinery and distribution hub.
According to Keller, the scale of the project was a challenge for its local business and has been supported with resources from the company’s operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Bangladesh.
Keller’s initial contract on the scheme was secured in 2015 by its Malaysian driven piling business Ansah to deliver foundations for Spain-based main contractor Tecnicas Ruenidas. Following success of that element of the work, Keller Asean won contracts to undertake earthworks, foundations for oil pipes and structures such as pilecaps and sleepers, roads, storm water drains and pre-stressed bridges.
“The size of the site (1.5km x 2km) and complexity of the project meant our team had to coordinate more than 30 activities at any one time,” said Keller Asean general manager of new territories Seah Yeow Teck.