Contracting company specialising
in civil engineering works
Founded by the late Mr. Leaw Eng Chang, Leaw Eng Chang Construction Co. Sdn Bhd. was first incorporated in 1978 as a contracting company specialising in civil engineering works. Subsequently in 1996, it was renamed as Benalec Sdn. Bhd. “Benalec” was derived from combining the Malay word “BENA” (which means to build or construct) with “LEC” which were the initials of Mr. Leaw Eng Chang.
Our first foray into the marine construction industry was in 1993 when Benalec was awarded two coastal protection work projects by Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran, which includes the restoration of the damaged bund at Sungai Belukang, Bagan Datoh, Perak. Despite being widely recognised as one of the most difficult coastal protection works in Malaysia, Benalec earned high commendation for the successful completion of the project ahead of schedule and under extreme circumstances. This has become the foundation of Benalec’s strong belief today that every adversity could be turned into opportunity.
The core values which we proudly embrace in Benalec are Innovation, Proactivity and Perseverance; these attributes, which form the foundation of our unique business model, are the source of inspiration driving us on our incessant quest to create value from all areas within the space we have chosen to operate in. Apart from our portfolio of securing land reclamation contracts from third parties, Benalec has been successfully undertaking its own projects, including land reclamation in Melaka, Port Kelang and Johor since 2003.
Benalec has also further expanded its operations into Singapore with the setting up of Benalec Sdn Bhd Singapore Branch, which has also achieved ISO 9001:2008 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation and is registered with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Singapore under CW02-B1 and under SY01-L6.
Equipped with professional expertise and experience in marine and civil engineering works, coupled with its own wide range of marine equipment and marine vessels now at its disposal, Benalec Group has extended its capacity and capability to become a provider of an integrated, one-stop centre for marine construction services, competent in delivering top-grade quality services to its customers.
Benalec is a fully integrated marine construction solutions specializing in land reclamation and dredging whose core expertise encompasses.
These facilities further development on the reclaimed land by our customers from all industries including residential, commercial and industrial, and can help to enhance the value of topside projects.
Marine Construction Services
- Dredging (of clay, silt, sand, gravel, rocks including chiselling or underwater blasting, and shale), beach nourishment
- Coastal protection and breakwater construction works using rock revetment;
- Pre-bore, marine piling, prefabricated vertical drain (PVD) works; and
- Construction of marine structures such as bridges, jetties, ports and other offshore and ancillary structures.
Marine Transportations And Support Services
- We own and operate a large and diversified fleet of vessels to cater to a wide range of requirements from many industries, including oil and gas, offshore construction, timber, building material, general cargo industries (coal affreightment) and livestock industries.
- Our fleet includes: sand carriers, cutter suction dredgers, clamshell dredgers, sand pump ships, hopper barges, piling barges, crane barges, work barges, tugboats, anchor handling tugs, flattop barges and multicast.
Shipyard For Ship Building, Repair, Maintenance, Fabrication & Refurbishment
- We operate our own shipyard with facilities to build offshore support vessels and carry out in-house ship repair, maintenance, fabrication and refurbishment for our own fleet of vessels.
- We custom-build and carry out repair works for various types of vessels.
Civil Engineering Services
- We also undertake infrastructure, earthworks, road and drainage as part of our design-and-build turnkey capabilities catering to specific requirements of our customers.