Petrofac Awarded Operations and Maintenance Contract from To

Petrofac Facilities Management has secured a contract to provide operations and maintenance services to Total E&P UK's Alwyn and Dunbar facilities.

The contract, worth £40m, is for a five-year period and is a Global Site Operations Contract (GSOC) in support of the Alwyn and Dunbar field operations, involving in excess of 120 personnel.

The Alwyn field, located 440km northeast of Aberdeen, has two platforms - Alwyn North 'A' is the drilling and accommodation platform and Alwyn North 'B' is the processing and treatment platform. The Dunbar platform is located 22km south of the Alwyn North platform.

Commenting on the award, Paddy Mallan, Operations Support Director for Petrofac said, "The contract is the start of a new relationship with Total in the UK. Petrofac's successful track record, spanning 20 years and several hundred projects, is based on a partnership approach, which demonstrates total commitment to the health and safety of everyone involved, and respect and responsibility for the communities in which it operates. Petrofac is committed to the development of its staff employees and to provide them with long-term career prospects."

Michel Contie, Managing Director, Total E&P UK PLC, said: "Operational excellence is fundamental to maintaining Total's strong position in the North Sea and a major contributor to the Total Group worldwide. Earlier this year we put in place the GSOC, a new contracting organization designed to make our platforms safer and more efficient, by building real alignment between our contractors and ourselves. Through the GSOC we can help to maximize the life of our fields and secure the future for our business for the long-term. Petrofac brings a wealth of experience in high-quality project development and engineering services, operations, maintenance and support services. It will provide the people with the skills, competencies, training, behaviours and the career development opportunities we are looking for."