Petronas selects Frictape Circle & H Netlight helideck lighting solution for its platforms in West Malaysia waters.

April 15th 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Klaukkala, Finland – April 15th 2020 – Frictape, the leading manufacturer of helideck aviation safety equipment, announced today an ongoing cooperation with Petronas, Malaysia’s fully integrated petroleum corporation. The recently awarded contract includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of Frictape Circle & H Netlight helideck fixed lighting system to Petronas West Malaysia platforms, with the initial phase covering 10 assets.

Netlight is approved by CAA UK & CAA Malaysia and to date, Frictape has delivered close to 100 systems for commercial, private and military clients. Simplest system design and focus on easy repairability delivers lowest cost, which has been the focus from day 1 with Netlight. Netlight offers also widest range of means how to fasten the system to the helideck, and with SmartCovers concept, Frictape solution is ensuring screws or bolt heads won’t damage helicopter tires upon landing.

Photo: First Frictape Fixed Netlight Installation completed on board Angsi-A


Alif Yusof, Project Engineer at Petronas said: “As one of the TDPM Helideck Lighting brand approved by CAAM, it is such a straightforward decision to be made for PETRONAS to award Frictape with 10 installations for the whole Peninsular Malaysia. Up until now, the 3 installations at ANPG-A, Puteri and Tiong A were successful, PETRONAS is looking forward for Frictape to complete the remaining platforms effortlessly to ensure our comfort in complying to CAAM latest requirement.“

Arnaud Petit, Sales Director at Frictape said: “It is truly rewarding to see the investments made by Frictape in Malaysia over the last few years working hand-in-hand with our local partner Hess Energy as well as local CAAM authorities translating in such a prestigious contract award. Working with Petronas is a great honor, not just to showcase our expertise, but also to learn and to improve our products. We are proud to announce such project publicly and hope to strengthen our cooperation in the years to come.“

Multiple parties are involved as part of this project: contractors Deleum Engineering and Carimin Engineering were appointed by Petronas to oversee the successful completion of the work scope while Hess Energy plays an instrumental role as Frictape local Malaysian partner. Hasfia Sabri, Managing Director at Hess Energy said: “Firstly, we would like to thank our principal Frictape for giving us the trust to become their exclusive agent in Malaysia. On behalf of Hess Energy, it was a great honor being awarded by Petronas. We feel privileged to work together with experts of different domains in this project and get the opportunity to bring our own abilities to the table. We aim at maintaining a high level of diligence and efficiency throughout the duration of the project in order to achieve a successful outcome.”


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About Frictape:

Founded in 1977, Frictape Ltd is the world’s largest manufacturer of helideck aviation safety equipment such as safety nets and Circle & H approach lighting solutions. A truly global business with over 1600 installations around the world – for more information, please visit


About Petronas:

Established in 1974, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations on FORTUNE Global 500® – for more information, please visit