Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Major BP Contract

Published at 09:08AM - 03/03/16

Amec Foster Wheeler wins major BP contract, for work to secure the efficient flow of fluids across the UK North Sea Forties pipeline system.

Amec FW said Thursday: “We’re delighted to be supporting BP with this important contract which is vital for maintaining North Sea operations.”

Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Major BP Contract

The contract will see Amec FW work on both engineering and construction of a new refrigeration plant at BP’s Refrigerated Liquid Petroleum Gas (RLPG) site in Grangemouth, Scotland.

The project, part of the site’s Kinneil Liquid Petroleum Gas (KLPG) terminal, is known as the ‘Chilldown Project’ and has come due to the EU banning systems and refrigerant gas (R22) currently used at the site.

Amec have been awarded the contract after undertaking a study of the existing plant to find a new solution to the incoming EU regulations; putting the refrigerant gas R410a forward as the preferred option.

Kinneil Chilldown Project

Amec FW have been tasked with all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the new refrigeration plant, that is vital to the efficient running of the North Sea Forties Pipeline System.

QEDI, Amec’s recently acquired completions arm, will provide full completions and commissioning support to the project, which is set to run for one year with a total value of GP£125 million.

Amec FW Group President Northern Europe & CIS, John Pearson, said: “This contract is a great example of how we are using our leading brownfield and onshore engineering experience and expertise to deliver the best solution for our client.”

“We have been working with BP at Grangemouth since the 1970s and look forward to providing them with continued safe and efficient operations.”