Indonesian oilfield services contractor Timas Suplindo is mobilising a derrick lay barge to Cambodia to install the offshore platform for KrisEnergy’s Apsara oil project.

The Indonesian company said its barge Timas DLB 01 is en route from Batam and will arrive off the coast of Cambodia on 31 August to begin installation of the platform jacket weighing 650 tonnes and the topsides of 400 tonnes.

Timas expects that the DLB 01 will complete the project in less than nine days and return to Batam by mid-September to begin further work in Indonesia.

A spokesperson for KrisEnergy confirmed that Timas is the installation contractor for the Apsara platform, which was built in Indonesia by National Oilwell Varco Profab.

Timas Suplindo president director Sulianto Entong said his company was pleased to assist Cambodia “in this milestone event in installing Cambodia’s first hydrocarbon producing offshore asset and hope to assist KrisEnergy and the government of Cambodia to fully develop its offshore assets to provide vital energy for the development of Cambodia’s future with our strong offshore fleet of construction vessels”.