A Joint Venture Signing Ceremony between a foreign specialised company and a local company marks an important opportunity in Brunei Darussalam's drive towards localisation and development of highly skilled professionals to perpetuate the usage of specialised equipment. Speaking at the Joint Venture Signing Ceremony and Launching of the Dive Support Vessel Kreuz Challenger, yesterday afternoon, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs also on the 52 Bruneians trained by Kreuz Subsea. Through a continuous career development programme and support as well as personal discipline and commitment, those trained are hoped to further their progression beyond the basic and technical levels.
Yang Berhormat Pehin also stressed that since 2013, 18 stop work orders have been issued by the Department of Labour for critical incidents of safety and health oversights and breaches that endanger the life and well-being of the workers and people. Yet, Yang Berhormat Pehin added, these majority incidents have been duly rectified and no industry should forsake imperative safety and health standards in favour of gains.
Kreuz Subsea (Brunei) Sendirian Berhad, was represented by Dato Paduka Haji Jemat bin Haji Ampal, The Director of the company and A.J. Jain, Chief Executive Officer of Kreuz Subsea Singapore. Meanwhile, SPHI Marine Sendirian Berhad was represented by Haji Ibrahim Khalili bin Pehin Dato Haji Abd Rahman, the Managing Director and Haji Md Hairul Azmi bin Haji Sulaiman, Director of SPHI Marine Sendirian Berhad. Through the joint venture, it is aimed to increase local knowledge and capability in the marine sector. At the same time, it is also to carry out underwater Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) services for Brunei Shell Petroleum. The event ran concurrently with the Launching of the Dive Support Vessel Kreuz Challenger which was purpose-built for diving support operations.
Source: Radio Television Brunei