Although a few terms from the old system survived - "bob" (originally "bobstick", "shilling"), and "nicker", "pound" (origin unknown) - decimalisation finally did for terms like "fudge", "brown" and "mopus
" (a "farthing" or "quarter-penny").
According to the report, during 2013, 27 contracts were awarded, worth over $20 billion which included 12 FPSOs, 5 mobile offshore production unit (MOPUs
The contract awarded by PCPP Operating Company of Malaysia is for the lease of two mobile offshore production units (MOPUs) for deployment offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
The MOPUs will be deployed on the D30 and Dana Field Development projects on Block SK305 offshore Sarawak, for a contract period of 10 years.
One of the existing MOPUs is in operation at Santos Australia's Maleo Development, offshore Indonesia, while the other two are in operation in Malaysian waters for Murphy Oil and for Petrofac on its Cendor Development.
The upgrade and conversion works of the MOPUs for PCPP will be undertaken by MISCCOs wholly owned subsidiary, Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia, the statement said.
GPS, an international provider of MOPU solutions, is MISCCOs partner in this venture.
Modec is a general contractor specialising in engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and installation of Floating Production Systems including FPSO vessels, FSO vessels, Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs), Production Semi-Submersibles, Floating LNGs (FLNGs), Mobile Offshore Production Units (MOPUs
), and other new technologies which will meet the challenges of various types of gas production floaters.