Friday, May 6, 2011

Submarine Pen Project Only Now Taking Off?

I have thought previously that prior to our PM Class submarine arrivals, the berthing or submarine pens for them like the above photo had already been built. But thanks to Dzirhan Mahathir's highlighting of the article below in his FB page, it seems only now the project is taking off with the award of a sub-contract to Tran Resources Corporation. Well at least Boustead can say they are sharing out the contract goodies with other Malaysian companies.

May 03, 2011 19:06 PM

TRC Secures RM45 Million Contract From Bousted Penang Shipyard

KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 (Bernama) -- TRC Synergy Bhd's wholly-owned construction arm, Trans Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd, has secured a contract from Boustead Penang Shipyard Sdn Bhd worth RM45 million for a 27-month period.

In a statement Tuesday, the company said the contract is for the design, construction, outfitting, integration, testing and commissioning of submarine safety conditioning facilities, submarine hangar and workshop facilities in relation to the Royal Malaysian Navy contract for the in-service support for two units Scorpene class submarines at Sepangar Bay, Sabah.

Its executive chairman Datuk Seri Sufri Mohd Zin said:"This RM45 million contract follows the previous main contract, which was completed in 2009. I am delighted that our client maintains the confidence in our capability and expertise."

TRC specialises in building and infrastructure construction and turnkey design and building contracts.


1 comment:

F said...

I very much doubt if it will be a submarine 'pen' like what the Kriegsmarine had in WW2. It will probably be just a large sheltered mantainence shed that will contain a lot of support stuff.