C&M Group Wins Multi-Million Dollar BP Contract

C&M Group is flexing its muscle with the award of a turnkey contract and rental agreement with BP America Production Company. In a multi-million dollar contract the electrical engineering company is providing temporary living quarters for up to 450 personnel on BP's Thunderhorse Project in the Gulf of Mexico.

This contract follows the successful completion of a similar project for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company on the Bonga field and positions the electrical engineering firm as a major service provider to the oil and gas industry.

The marine division of C&M Group is providing floating accommodation for 450 people. In total, approximately 20 C&M Group personnel are involved in the design and project management of the modifications required to transfer an offshore support vessel into a flotel with an accommodation block comprising sleeping, recreation, laundry and galley areas.

Chairman and chief executive, Adrian Connell, says: "This is another major contract for us and demonstrates the wide variety of work undertaken by C&M Group, highlighting that we are no longer restricted to electrical contracting. We have the capability, expertise and appetite to manage highly sophisticated turnkey projects and look forward to delivering many more in the future - on time and on budget."

The scope of work includes the overall design and submission of engineering specifications to obtain class approval. C&M also sourced and constructed the accommodation modules, water making plants, sewage treatment plants, power distribution boards as well as overseeing the construction process.

C&M Group is a multi-disciplined electrical engineering business with six divisions operating in the marine, offshore oil and gas, catering, construction, retail and public sectors. The firm will again surpass its financial targets for this year, achieving three consecutive years of sustained significant growth.

Headed up by director David Kellas who has 30 years experience in marine sector, the marine services division of C&M Group provides highly qualified electrical engineering personnel to the worldwide oil, gas and marine sectors. With experience in vessel management, dynamic positioning and high/low voltage switchgear, C&M provides services ranging from vessel inspections, conversions and upgrades as well as marine engineering, design services and naval architecture.