It is often said that happy employees are productive workers and Malaysian contractor MISC seems to know just how to keep its staff licked.

At a town hall meeting called by MISC senior management recently to congratulate their Mero-3 project team for winning the multi-billion-dollar contract to supply the floating production, storage and offloading unit for Petrobras’ development off Brazil, ice creams were the order of the day.

An excited and grateful MISC employee took to professionals’ site LinkedIn to share the news of the Haagen-Dazs treats and to publicly thank chief executive Yee Yang Chien.

"Wishing all the best to MISC OBU and Team Mero 3! As per our CEO saying, we need One Heart, One Mind making this One Dream a reality," the MISC employee-cum-ice cream enthusiast wrote.

The tempting flavours on offer included Belgian chocolate, matcha green tea, macadamia nut and strawberry.

The letter of intent earlier this month from Petrobras for the Mero-3 floater represents MISC's maiden foray into the Brazil FPSO market.

The unit, to be called Marechal Duque de Caxias, will be similar in size to the first two floaters ordered by Petrobras and will feature topsides modules able to process 180,000 barrels per day of oil and 12 million cubic metres per day of natural gas.

The FPSO will be chartered for a period of 22.5 years and is set to enter operation in the Mero field in 2024.

Yee said of the award earlier this month: “It has been a two year journey in our march towards securing our first deep-water FPSO project in Brazil."

He added: "Marked by this achievement, we are ushering in a new era for MISC by undertaking a complex project with a huge investment that will ultimately lay the foundation for future international projects."