THHE has always been known as a heavy engineering fabricator of repute, delivering quality products and services to its wide range of clientele in the Oil & Gas (O&G) sector. As part of its growth and diversification strategy, THHE is gearing up to offer its expertise to the Marine industry by providing its services to the Shipbuilding and Ship repair (SBSR) sector.
Part of this effort involves transforming the present fabrication yard into a full service shipyard while still retaining its capabilities in delivering O&G projects. Clients from the Marine industry will soon be able to enjoy the level of quality and safety previously only enjoyed by the O&G industry, at competitive rates.
The transformation of the yard involves the installation of a large Slipway able to accommodate ships up to 110 meters long and displacing 3000 tons. The Slipway is designed to upslip ships on an even keel, unlike most slipways that are operated at an angle. This makes the whole docking process safer and enables work onboard the ship to be done more effectively.
The Slipway will be connected to a ship transfer area, which will enable the side transfer and movement of docked ships to three separate repair areas. This arrangement allows for the yard to be more flexible in conducting its day to day operations, which will provide benefit to our clients through increased work efficiency.
In addition to the Slipway, a Floating Jetty will be installed to cater to ship outfitting and also afloat repairs. The Floating Jetty will offer an additional 120 meters of berthing for ships unaffected by the rise and fall of the tide. The yard will have a total of 250 meters of berth once this facility is ready.
This transformation is an exciting time for us at THHE. We have already secured all necessary licenses from the Ministry of Finance to undertake shipbuilding and shiprepair and in 2017, have embarked on our first shipbuilding project with the construction of 3 Offshore Patrol Vessels, each 83 meter in length and displacing 1,800 tons, for the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).
Future planning is to install a Mobile Boat Hoist of up to 450 tons lifting capacity to cater for the SBSR demand for smaller ships that are in abundance in the area and to tap into the repair of Panamax/Handymax-sized vessels plying the Malacca Straits by installing a 220 meter long, 16,000 MT lifting capacity Floating Dock, which shall be the 1st along the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. An increase in berthing space by an additional 360 meters is also planned.
With your support, we believe that we can prove ourselves to be the preferred solution for all your shipbuilding and ship repair needs!