Brunei Gas Carriers Sendirian Berhad (BGC) was established in 1998 and is a joint venture compa- ny incorporated in Brunei Darussalam by the Brunei government, Shell Gas B.V. and Diamond Gas Car- riers B.V.
The company has made great strides in achieving key milestones, such as acquiring a fleet of five A-Class Vessels over the years, with Amadi being the youngest. It was officially delivered to BGC on July 13, 2015 by the Korean’s Hyundai Heavy Indus- try (HHI). BGC also provides management services to Brunei Shell Tankers Sendirian Berhad (BST) that owns two B-class vessels range from 75,000 cubic metres and 77,000 cubic metres.
In addition, BGC has a Quality Management Sys- tem that meets ISO accreditation (IS09000 and ISO14000), along with updated office infrastructure and systems such as Axis, Office 365, Omnisafe and others to improve on its working environment and to meet the aspiration to set the benchmark for the maritime industry in Brunei and achieve the vision of becoming a First-Class shipping company.
The BGC Fleet recorded a milestone of 12 Million LTI (Loss Time Injury) Free operations in 2016. For the A-Class ships, Abadi achieved 10 years of LTI Free operations in May 2016, whilst Arkat, Amali,
Amani and Amadi remain TRC and LTI Free since their deliveries.
BGC promotes local employment and as of 2016, it has two local Captains and three Chief Engineers on its rolls. The Cadetship Programme is one of the initiatives of BGC to realise its objective to develop the nation’s resources for safe and reliable maritime transportation and it is in line with the country’s vision of Wawasan 2035 – to be a nation of highly skilled and highly educated people, a society with a high quality of life and a dynamic, sustainable economy.
The main objective of the programme is to create opportunities for young Bruneians to pursue their aspiration to be part of the oil and gas industry, especially in the area of LNG transportation. BGC’s goal is to have an LNG Fleet to be fully manned by Bruneians by 2020. In line with this mission, BGC strives continuously to set the benchmark for local mariners and engineers who will be the backbone of Brunei’s marine industry.
In August 2015, BGC opened its doors for female ca- dets for the first time for the Cadetship Programme. The candidates undergo the same programme as the
male cadets and are given equal opportunities for progression.
In view of the current economic situation, BGC rec- ognises the importance of skilled talent to deal with the country’s economic product – LNG. With this in mind, BGC continues to invest in educating the youths and produce high-quality marine officers of all ranks to be employed on board its vessels. BGC employs 100 per cent Bruneians for its onshore op- erations and currently, BGC’s ships are manned by a fully trained crew, 85 per cent of whom are Bruneians.
BGC is committed to remain as a safe and reliable transporter of LNG, and to maximise the value of its assets and resources in accordance with the aspi- rations of the nation, with the support of EIDPMO, BGC will also continue the initiative of the “Bru- neianisation Programme” introduced in 1999.
Currently, the business opportunities for BGC are centred on the provision of services to BLNG. In fu- ture, BGC aspires to develop its services and expand beyond the delivery of LNG.
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