Norwegian oilfield services company Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract to provide specialist engineering support to the 'Design One, Build Many' - or D1BM - initiative of Malaysian national company Petronas.

The contract is for front-end engineering and design services, and well-placed sources said Aker Solutions' Malaysian subsidiary had won the multi-million-dollar job in a competitive bid against rival engineering houses.

Petronas - led by chief executive Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin - referred to the D1BM project in its activity outlook for 2020 to 2022.