Malaysia Unveiled Mobile Sea Base Ship

7:15:00 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, -- Petronas, together with MISC Bhd and Malaysia Marine Heavy Engineering (MMHE), has converted Tun Azizan, a cargo vessel, into a mobile sea base ship with the necessity features to function as a long-term national security asset.

Petronas Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy and Risk Adif Zulkilfli said the group awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning contracts to MISC and its partner MMHE in November 2014 to refurbish and repurpose an idle cargo vessel into a mobile sea base.

Tun Azizan, the first sea base concept in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, can accommodate 99 passengers with facilities such as accommodation, food storage, laundry room, an operations and communication room, power generation, air conditioning, fresh water system as well as military equipment and infrastructure.

The name "Tun Azizan" was chosen for the vessel as a tribute to the late Tun Azizan Zainul Abidin, who was Petronas President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1988 to 2004.

"All features and equipment have been fitted according to the technical requirements of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM)," Adif said in a statement today.

During the conversion and fabrication, Petronas achieved 199,000 man-hours meeting excellent Health Safety and Environment (HSE) standards as well as Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTI).

The Tun Azizan is the first sea base concept ship in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

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