Alkahfi Lestari Riding The High Waves
For a relatively young company, things are certainly looking up for Alkahfi Lestari Oil & Gas Sdn Bhd, a Petronas-licensed provider of products and services to the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Industries. Established only in 2012, Alkahfi Lestari is gaining momentum and growing its reputation in the marine, oil, gas and petrochemical industry – thanks to its focus and commitment to the market as well as proven management team and workforce. Above all, Alkahfi Lestari is slowly but surely becoming a force to be reckoned with particularly in providing fast crew boats services. A crew boat is a high-speed workboat, typically built with marine grade aluminium, with an enclosed airconditioned passenger seating area and open cargo deck area. Crew boats are the main mode of transport for the offshore oil and gas industry around the world. They complement, and in most cases substitute, the use of helicopters.
They, in fact, are primarily the shuttle buses for the offshore oil industry. Amazingly, the company started offering fast crew boat services only in 2015 when Alkahfi Lestari chief executive officer Mohd Nazri Mohd Zain came on board. Mohd Nazri brought with him his expertise in operating the crew boast from his previous company and today Alkahfi Lestari is already the owner of six crew boats with another two brand new boats set to be launched this month.
Mohd Nazri attributed Alkahfi Lestari’s growing success to its commitment and understanding the needs of their clients as well as its willingness to adopt new technology. “When we started venturing into O&G, the first step or decision made was to understand issues faced by clients and come up with possible solutions to address their needs rather focusing or