The first package of the Beluru Road construction to benefit the continuous future development for Beluru region located at Norther part of Sarawak being awarded to Empayer Megah Sdn Bhd. PCSS being appointed as the Project Planning & Control consultant to advise and monitor the execution of the 36 months construction. Being located 2 hours drive from the nearest township, the project required an optimization on the detail planning and coordination to ensure sufficient communication and instruction for a sustainable execution practice of the project execution.
One Senior Planner and 2 Junior Scheduler being deploy to develop the masterwork program through the application of JKR Sarawak Standard requirement – Primavera P6 Software. The whole construction phase from Engineering, Procurement and construction information being compile and populated in the Construction schedule. Continuous project schedule review on monthly basis to ensure the implementation of the work is progressing in the best of project interest. Monthly progress measurement and report will be generated for respective stake holder to ensure sufficient reporting distribution through an integrated reporting system. One of the major task was to ensure project controls document such as resource histogram, reporting and material control system fully develop according to industry standards and verify by the client project.
Sungai Tangap-Pujut Link Road works package (WPC11) has joined the remaining 10 works packages that have achieved one million safe man hours. With the achievement, it could very well mean the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak is right on track to achieve its twenty million safe man hours target by the end of this year. As at March 25, 2018, the overall safe man hours for the project has reached a total of 19, 926,523 hours, with another 73,477 hours to go before it hits 20mil mark.
PCSS has been appointed as the consultant for Pekerjaan Piasau Konkerit Sdn Bhd (PPK) to monitoring the Project Control Department of Development and Upgrading of the Proposed Pan Borneo Highway in State of Sarawak. The duration of project took 50 months period including Monthly Project Control, Monitoring, Progress Reporting Planning & Scheduling Assignment by PCSS Planning Engineer to achieve successful project outcomes in terms of time, cost and resources in order to maximize their revenue.
PCSS responsible to provide ongoing project monitoring and activity updates on a weekly basis to determine any changes in the critical path activities and prepare monthly basis. PCSS has implemented Primavera Systems and procedures specifically adapted to SRSB’s scope of work and in accordance with SRSB internal Standard Operating Procedures and their client’s requirements.
During the execution of the WPC 11 project, PCSS has developed a WBS in accordance with LBU standard WBS Structure, develop of a legitimate Level 3 and Level 5 Programme to meet the LBU pre-determined requirements and provide on provide ongoing project monitoring and activity updates on weekly basis (to determine any changes in the critical path activities) and monthly basis (according to PPK’s client requirement.
PCSS also assisting in populating the works Programme activities with direct and in-direct resources as determined by PPK PMT, the assisting in populating the Works Programme activities with cost as determined by PPK PMT to enable the development of physical and financial progress “S) curves. PCSS has facilitated qualitative risk management workshops with PPK PMT and other stakeholders to brainstorm potential risks, analyse the outputs and develop mitigation strategies as additional services. Besides that PCSS has implemented Primavera Systems and procedures specifically adapted to PPK’s scope of work and in accordance with SRSB internal Standard Operating Procedures and their client’s requirements.
The state Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Transportation informed that the construction of the Sarawak stretch of Pan Borneo Highway from Telok Melano to Sematan has achieved practical completion by the contractor on Jan 4, 2019. This is Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak PDP, Lebuhraya Borneo Utara, and Samling Resources Sdn Bhd. However, the new 32.77km road. Telok Melano is now just a scenic and comfortable 30 minutes’ drive from Sematan with the practical completion of the 32.770 km stretch of the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak. Construction of the Telok Melano – Sematan stretch began in September 2015 and took 39 months to complete. Although the shortest of all Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak works packages, construction was however not without its challenges. Main contractor, Samling Resources, had to construct the alignment in a Greenfield area criss-crossing six rivers and swamp. With one third of this R5 standard 2-lane dual carriageway road alignment lying within the Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary, certain unique conditions were imposed on the construction activities.
PCSS has been appointed by Samling Resources Sdn Bhd (SRSB) as their Consultant to monitor Monthly Project Control, Monitoring, and Progress Reporting Planning & Scheduling Assignment by PCSS Planning Engineer on site basis for Development and Upgrading of the Proposed Pan Borneo Highway in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia. Duration of project is for 12 months + 12 months period.
PCSS responsible to provide ongoing project monitoring and activity updates on a weekly basis to determine any changes in the critical path activities and prepare monthly basis according to SRSB’s client reporting requirement. PCSS also assisting in populating the works Programme activities with direct and in-direct resources as determined by SSRB PMT, the assisting in populating the Works Programme activities with cost as determined by SRSB PMT to enable the development of physical and financial progress “S) curves. PCSS has facilitated qualitative risk management workshops with SRSB PMT and other stakeholders to brainstorm potential risks, analysed the outputs and develop mitigation strategies as additional services. Besides that PCSS has implemented Primavera Systems and procedures specifically adapted to SRSB’s scope of work and in accordance with SRSB internal Standard Operating Procedures and their client’s requirements.
Alstom has been awarded a turnkey contract by Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) to reconstruct the 275 kilovolts (kV) Tudan substation in Sarawak.
The project, to be completed in phases over 41 months, will strengthen the Sarawak Grid for reliable electricity supply to the Miri population, the second largest city in Sarawak, as well as industries in and around the Northern Region in Sarawak. Alstom will supply the necessary civil works, as well as products and commissioning, for the upgrade, including a new 275 kV switchyard and two new 240 MVA auto transformers. Alstom will also relocate existing systems and auxiliaries from present site to the new substation.
SEB is the state owned utility serving over 500,000 account holders on East Malaysia and a generating capacity of over 350 gigawatts (GW).This project is part of SEB’s efforts to support Sarawak’s development strategy and new power plants, completed or forthcoming, to strengthen the electricity grid to ensure efficient transmission and to help manage load distribution.
The Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy, for instance, is one of Malaysia’s five economic corridors that aims to improve infrastructure, manage urbanisation and develop renewable power generation to encourage industrial investments accelerating Sarawak’s economic growth and development.
Alstom Services Sdn Bhd engaged PCSS to facilitate Project Management solution by providing project control, planning and scheduling for Tudan 275kV Substation Reconstruction Project at North Borneo and consider one of the most challenging high voltage projects in the industry as it is a live substation. By working directly with each project team, our Planning consultant ensures that every project planning aspect is of the highest quality and that all deadlines are met. Client’s engineers can handle the entire process of building a substation from designing each detail of the substation to overseeing the project team during construction. The critical planning is essential to ensure the project is to be completed successfully.
Esprit Vista Sdn Bhd was awarded with Refurbishment & Upgrading health Center, Clinics and other Facilities for the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Esprit Vista engaged PCSS for planning, scheduling and controlling works on Apex Sarawak Clinic Refurbishment Project. PCSS is responsible to produce the Project Master Schedule and SMP Curve in order to coordinate the major task among sub-contractor and to establish project progress monitoring from time to time to ensure project to be completed under contractual requirement.
PSO Ruby II which replaces FPSO Ruby Princess is leased to PC Vietnam Ltd (PCVL), the exploration and production arm of PETRONAS in Vietnam, and operator of Blocks 01 and 02, on a time charter contract for a period of eight (8) years. The FPSO is turret‐moored at the Ruby Field, 160 km offshore Vung Tau in water depths of approximately 49 metres, within Block 01 & 02, Vietnam. The overall Ruby Field development consists of the existing Ruby A and Ruby B platforms, which currently supplies the full well stream to the FPSO Ruby II, and will also include the Pearl and Topaz fields which will be tied‐in to the FPSO in the near future.
FPSO Ruby II is based on total repair, life extension and conversion of the 1990 built Aframax tanker MT Cherry II. The FPSO features a bow mounted turret with nine (9) mooring lines and slots for a total of five (5) production risers and three (3) gaslift risers. The topsides are designed for a throughput of 45,000 barrels of total liquid per day, and in addition provides gas treatment and compression facilities to handle 11.5 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
PCSS has been engaged by Ruby Petronas Vietnam under Shapadu Engineering to be involved in planning, scheduling and controlling works for Ruby Petronas (Vietnam) FPSO PLEM Construction Project. The construction of FPSO PLEM has taken around 15 months and was completed in June 2010.
The Murum Dam is a gravity dam on the Murum river in Sarawak. The dam site is located on the Murum River, which is in the uppermost part of the Rajang River basin, 200 km (124 mi) from Bintulu. The upstream of Rajang river includes four steps, which are Pelagus, Bakun, Murum, and Belaga. The Murum Hydroelectric Project is the second Step-Hydroelectric Project of the four steps, and is 70 km (43 mi) from the constructing Bakun Hydroelectric Project downstream. The Murum Hydroelectric Project is SEB’s largest construction project and marks the start of an ambitious expansion and development program of hydroelectric generation in the state to support the SCORE agenda. The Murum project has a capacity of 944MW and the expected average annual output is 5,542GWh. The hydroelectric scheme consists of a 141m high concrete Dam wall. This Dam controls a catchment area of about 2,750 km2. A Water Intake Tower at 53m tall is connected to the Powerhouse via a 2.7km twin tunnels with Surge Tanks.
The project developer is Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), Sarawak’s state-owned electricity generating company. Dam construction was supervised by China Three Gorges Corporation and undertaken by Chinese dam builder Sinohydro. Both Chinese companies have expressed intentions to invest in subsequent hydropower projects in Sarawak Three Gorges Development Company (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has engaged PCSS into Project Control and Planning for Murum Hydro Electric Power project.
PCSS has been involved and engaged by Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Works Corporation for their Project Management Auditing Services for South Acis Satelite Topsite Construction for SPSA Development Project. PCSS undertake all PMA utilizing the Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) as a standard benchmark. The PMBOK® Guide is not prescriptive in its content and so the elements contained therein can be applied to projects on an as required basis. This allows flexibility in its application while still adhering to standard practices
This project calls for project planning, scheduling and controlling for Similajau 275kV Substation Capacitor Bank. PCSS is engaged by GE Energy Management Grid Solutions in formulating the Master project planning and control policies, establishing the planning procedure and performance measuring standards with PMC for entire project period. There is meticulous planning and scheduling conducted in order to ensure the work program is compliance to the contact’s requirement and also responsible for in providing all reporting scheduling activities. Ensuring work program is compliance to the contract’s requirement date/Milestone and have logical sequences, realistic duration based on the proposed allocation resources and ‘S-curve’ (projected cash flow/ planned value), and applying/implementing the most suitable and latest construction methodology. PCSS also tasked to Assist Senior Project Manager to establish and implement project controls for system works contract and liaise with systems contractors and establish fully integrated and robust design and construction programmes, to render all assistance to enable a fully integrated programme is prepared, submit and approved by the Client.