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GE Oil & Gas and SapuraCrest Collaborate on Service Center Expansion

Posted on June 17, 2009

Sapura Power Services Sdn Bhd, has entered into a joint agreement with GE Oil & Gas to further expand and enhance its Malysian service center for the regional oil and gas industry. The service center will be used for the repair and refurbishment of heavy industrial gas turbines and its components, using OEM approved standards and is expected to be operational by the end of 2009.

Improvements at the service center will include installation of the latest technologies and repair service equipment further minimizing unit downtime and increasing the efficiency and the life of equipment for oil and gas facilities in the region. The expansion is also a response to the increasing demand for refurbishment, maintenance and repair works for gas turbines in the region’s LNG, downstream and upstream industry sectors and will allow for faster and easier access to such services.

With its thriving oil and gas industry, Malaysia is an important contributor to world energy markets. Current oil reserves are estimated at approximately three billion barrels, with much of the oil production taking place offshore. Malaysia is also a significant LNG exporter to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and has one of the most extensive natural gas pipeline networks in Asia.

The center will continue to be operated by Malaysian Advanced Refurbishment Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SapuraCrest Petroleum and is among the few service centers of its kind in the region, first established seven years ago.

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