70-Man LQ Complex for Sapura Energy

Specialist Services, a Centurion company, successfully completed a 70-Man Living Quarters Complex for Pegaga Development Project

Sapura Energy awarded Specialist Services an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) contract for a 70-Man Modular Living Quarters Complex for Mubadala Petroleum, for the Pegaga Gas Field Project in Malaysia.

Project: 70-Man Living Quarters Complex for Pegaga Development Project
Client: Sapura Energy
End User: Mubadala Petroleum
Location: Block SK320 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia
Project Completion: June 2021

Project requirements

Sapura Energy required a complete turnkey solution for a 70-man living quarters (LQ) complex to be installed on their platform, including design, engineering, procurement, construction, outfitting, installation of equipment, third party approvals, testing and pre-commissioning. The Pegaga Development Project consists of a manned Integrated Central Processing Platform (IPCC), where the LQ needed to be integrated. Based on decades of experience, expertise and track record in providing turnkey LQ projects, in October 2018 the Client awarded the project to Specialist Services.


This permanent offshore 70-man LQ project was executed in modular construction, in lieu of the conventional stick-build construction method. Optimising the size of the modules during engineering offered the full benefits of offsite fabrication, lower shipping costs as well as integration resources required onsite.

The project involved interface between Sapura Energy and Mubadala Petroleum in Malaysia, and Specialist Services teams based in Dubai, India and Singapore, on engineering, project management, techno-commercial, transportation, installation and delivery support.

With total dimensions of 39.16m x 11.8m x 19m, the LQ was constructed in 4 levels and with a helideck on the top.


The modules were completed and shipped in Q2 of 2020 amidst the restrictions during the pandemic. The situation affected the overall subsequent installation schedule at site in Malaysia, especially due to mobilization of personnel required for the supervision, as well as Client’s own overall installation schedule.








From commercial and technical negotiations to contract award in October 2018, from engineering to completion of modules in 2019 and 2020, and from the supervision at site in Malaysia during a pandemic to the project completion – this project involved extraordinary coordination and efforts by the different teams to complete this full turnkey modular LQ project.