Wood Group Wins Major Shell U.K. Contract

Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd has been appointed by Shell U.K. Limited to provide engineering design, maintenance, support and construction management services (EMSC) to Shell's onshore installations at St Fergus Gas Plant, Fife Natural Gas & Liquids Plant at Mossmorran, and Fife Braefoot Bay Loading Terminal plus offshore support for the Goldeneye platform.

The onshore facilities process Natural Gas Liquids coming from offshore facilities into higher value components such as Ethane, Propane and Butane.

Last week, Shell announced the commencement of a £350 million Rejuvenation Project that will extend the life of three of their onshore installations (the St. Fergus Gas to Liquids Plant, Fife Natural Gas and Liquids Plant, and Braefoot Bay Loading Terminal) to the year 2021 and will sustain feedstock supply to the Fife Ethylene Plant.

The five-year Wood Group contract with two two-year extensions, will secure employment for more than 400 Wood Group employees and sub-contractors at Shell's three onshore sites and Wood Group's offices in Aberdeen and Glasgow.

"Wood Group is delighted to have been re-awarded this significant onshore contract, which marks 25 years' services to Shell's onshore sites," said George Brown, Managing Director, Wood Group Engineering (North Sea). "We look forward to working together to maintain the successful relationship of the past, and to support the future high levels of engineering and resourcing needs. Our new Glasgow office, now with over 250 engineering personnel, is well positioned to carry out the design work and we have plans in place to establish local apprenticeship schemes to support future skill needs."

This latest contract award positions Wood Group as the UK's leading oil & gas terminal service contractor, with the Group working on nine major onshore facilities in Teesside, Dorset, Sullom Voe, Flotta, Nigg, St Fergus and Fife.

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $3.5bn sales, employing more than 20,000 people worldwide and operating in 44 countries. The Group has three businesses-Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services - providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) is an international contracting organization providing technically and commercially innovative solutions for the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, design, modification and decommissioning of offshore and onshore oil & gas facilities. Wood Group is also a partner of Sigma 3, a joint venture company set up in 2002 by three oil service companies to support £750 million of work for Shell in the North Sea.

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