AMEC Wins Extension to Malampaya Service Contract

AMEC has been awarded a multi-million pound, three-year extension to its oil and gas asset support services contract by Shell Philippines Exploration for the Malampaya gas field in the Philippines.

Under the extended contract AMEC will provide operational support to a production platform offshore of Palawan island, an onshore gas plant at Batangas near the Philippines capital, Manila, and a 500-kilometer pipelines running between the plant and the platform. It also covers services to living quarters, offices and warehouses at the Batangas supply base.

AMEC's role will include management of maintenance, shutdown and turnarounds, project engineering, supervision, personnel and services for plant modifications, procurement, logistics, transport and facilities management.

AMEC has provided support services to the Malampaya deep-water gas-to-power development since 2000. The $4.5 billion (£3.1 bn) development, a co-venture between Shell, Chevron and the Philippines National Oil Company, is the biggest single industrial investment in the country's history. It marked the start of the Philippines' natural gas industry and is estimated to provide enough gas to generate 30 percent of the country's electricity until 2022.

"Asset support for international energy projects is a key growth area for AMEC and we are pleased that our performance on Malampaya has been rewarded with this valuable extension of work until 2009," said Neil Bruce, Managing Director of AMEC's oil and gas business. "It emphasizes our commitment to our customer and the local community and reinforces our position as a leading provider of integrated oil and gas services."