Speca calls for more O&G contracts to be given to local players

Datuk Rahman Lariwoo

KUCHING, Oct 3: Sarawak Petroleum Contractors Association (Speca) is urging the Sarawak government to discuss with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) on providing more opportunities for local oil and gas (O&G) players to undertake O&G jobs in Sarawak.

Its president Datuk Rahman Lariwoo said Sarawakian O&G companies are more than capable of undertaking local O&G jobs despite a recent O&G contract that was awarded to a West Malaysian company.

“The contract is to provide equipment, manpower and consumables for the alternative blasting works offshore Sarawak.

“This scope is no rocket science and there are a lot of Sarawak companies that can provide this scope,” he said in a press statement today.

Rahman added that one of Speca members had participated in the tender of the job but did not manage to get it.

He pointed out that the Speca member has proven track record and more than capable of delivering the job ahead of schedule.

Expressing his frustration over the lack of O&G contract for Sarawakian O&G contractors, Rahman called for a better and fair treatment from Petronas.

On the job given to the West Malaysian company, he noted the company did not have a good track record and has long been forgotten by the O&G industry.

Thus, he hoped that it will not be a company who won the job and later outsource some of the scopes to local Sarawakian companies at a much lower rates. — Dayakdaily