A Malindo Air Boeing 737-900ER on Monday successfully landed on Runway 3 of the world's largest purpose-built terminal for low-cost carriers, klia2, signalling that the terminal might be ready for its official opening on May 2 next year.
Acting Minister of Transport Hishammuddin Hussein, who witnessed the trial landing, promptly gave his assurance that the terminal is on course to begin operations on the targeted day, and that it is safe for aircraft to land on the runway.
The 268.8 mln rgt ($84.28 mln) third runway is 3,960m long and 60m wide and is capable of accommodating any type of aircraft including the Airbus A380 and the Antonov An-225.
The runway, separated from the second runway by 2.2km, is KUB Malaysia Bhd's maiden project in airport construction. The trial landing was to test the smoothness of Runway 3 as well as the precision approach path indicator system and the approach lights.-The Edge
MHB bags contract worth up to $658.41 mln-The Edge
Malaysia Marine Heavy Engineering Bhd and its technical partner, Technip, have secured a substantial contract from Petronas Carigali Bhd for an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) job.
While the actual value of the contract was not disclosed, Technip described it as anything between euro250 mln (1.07 bln rgt) and euro500 mln (2.1 bln rgt) as substantial.
MHB said its subsidiary, Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE), along with Technip, had received the contract for the development of two gas fileds in Block SK316.
The fields are located approcimately 180km north of Bintulu, Sarawak, at a water depth of 104m.- The Edge.
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($1 = 3.1895 Malaysian ringgits) ($1 = 3.1895 Malaysian ringgits) (Reuters)