J P Kenny Wins Engineering Contract for Tweedsmuir Field

J P Kenny, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wood Group has recently been awarded two engineering contracts that reinforce J P Kenny's position as one of the world's leading pipeline consultants.

The first is a detailed design engineering contract awarded by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited for and on behalf of the Tweedsmuir partners for the Tweedsmuir fields, situated in Block 21/1a of the Central North Sea on the UKCS, approximately 12 km north-east of the Buchan Field and in a water depth of around 134m.

The current detailed design engineering contract with Talisman began in September and follows initial design verification work on Tweedsmuir, completed in August.

J P Kenny has also been selected by Enagas, as the detailed design contractor for the proposed pipeline system from mainland Spain to the Balearic Islands, in a contract worth initially EURO 2 million (approx £1.4 million). Work has begun on the proposed pipelines and follows J P Kenny's original contract for preliminary engineering completed last year. Totaling around 270km in length, the pipelines will run in water depths of up to 1,000 meters, supplying gas to the islands of Ibiza and Mallorca to provide new power generation to meet growing customer demand.

The project has been approved by the Spanish Government as part of their overall Energy Plan and should be completed in 2006.

"J P Kenny was chosen for these contracts because the client needed a company with a world-class pipeline engineering capability and experience," said Gerwyn Williams. "We demonstrated that we will bring added value to these projects through our innovative initial engineering work and gave the clients confidence that we would be able to complete the project quickly and efficiently."