AMEC FW Wins £36 Million Offshore BP Contract

Published at 09:56AM - 21/09/15

Offshore engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler, has won a contract from BP worth £36 million for work onEastern Trough Area Project (ETAP).

The work will be undertaken on ETAP, in the UK’s Central North Sea, as BP looks to extend the life of much of the areas infrastructure to 2030.

The contract includes all Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for additional living quarters, adding an additional 26 beds, moving from the current number of 117 to 143.

BP said the additional offshore accommodation will allow the firm to increase it offshore workforce, and run ‘concurrent campaigns’ offshore.

The work will be part of BP’s wider life extension project for ETAP, including a well stimulation program.

Amec have said the design of the new offshore modules, will use a design that uses a grillage support, rather than the traditional method of having to drill and weld deck supports and beams.

Amec Foster Wheeler’s managing director for Upstream Asset Solutions, Alan Johnstone, said: “We are delighted to be supporting BP’s rejuvenation of ETAP as they continue to invest in the North Sea.

“We’ve been working with BP for more than 35 years, delivering safe and efficient solutions and this contract award is another example of Amec Foster Wheeler combining our leading brownfield and EPC expertise and bringing new ways of working into the oil and gas industry.”