Aker Solutions will build a new state-of-of-the-art umbilical manufacturing plant in Pekan, Malaysia, to meet the anticipated growth and the needs of their Asia Pacific customers. The total investment of $60 million will expand Aker Solutions' manufacturing capacity and strengthen their position as a leading producer of steel tube umbilicals.
The new manufacturing facility close to Kuantan, on the east coast of Malaysia, will complement the existing umbilicals manufacturing plants located in Moss, Norway, and Mobile, Alabama, US.
"I am very excited about the opportunities that will be created by our new manufacturing plant in Malaysia and the added capabilities it ensures. This new plant increases Aker Solutions' footprint in Asia and our capability to serve customers in the Asia Pacific region," said Tove Roskaft, head of Aker Solutions' umbilical business.