Tuesday, October 15

MoU to bring robotic technology to local oil and gas industry


Balang (second right) exchanging the MoU document with Hadi, witnessed by Goh (left) and Loh.

MIRI: A new maintenance service using robotic technology that reduces operation cost in terms of labour and time will soon be introduced to the oil and gas (O&G) industry in the state.

This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oceancare Corporation Sdn Bhd (OCSB) and A. HAK Industrial Services SEA Sdn Bhd (HIS), a company based in Netherlands, at a hotel here yesterday.

HIS provides a complete range of integrated services and solution to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries around the world by using the best available technology and developing new technology.

According to OCSB president Datuk Nelson Balang Rining, the MoU will transform the overall landscape of the oil and gas industry in the country and Sarawak in particular.

“The new robotic technology mechanism will promise an operation cost reduction particularly in the aspect of maintenance services in the industry,” he said during the MoU signing ceremony.

He also described the MoU as a gateway for OCSB to promote and introduce the various technologies for the local oil and gas industry.

Meanwhile, HIS director Djaffar Hadi said the MoU marked a strong international cooperation in developing industrial services market.

“We cannot depend on ourselves only, that is why Oceancare and HIS have agreed to work with each other to provide international service and solution using high technology,” he said.

According to Hadi, besides Malaysia, HIS has offices in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

Meanwhile, OCSB was established in 2001 as a solution service provider for companies in the oil and gas industry. It currently has some 700 employees.

The signing ceremony was also attended by OCSB deputy president cum chief executive officer Jonathan Loh and A. HAK marketing manager Anthony Goh.