After a lean year that has seen several key Malaysian field developments delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and related commodity price crash, the nation’s offshore and marine contractors are eagerly looking forward to a more buoyant 2021.

One of the major contracts that had originally been lined up for award this year is the 20,000 tonne-plus central processing platform for SapuraOMV Upstream’s Jerun project.

Informed sources now tell Upstream that this prize is expected to be dished up in the first quarter of 2021, perhaps as early as January.