AMEC has won a £68m contract to deliver and connect commissioning services for the two new Clair Ridge platforms.
The contract from BP, with its partners Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron, is scheduled to run to March 2016, employing some 800 people at its peak on the hook-up and commissioning of two new bridge linked platforms,.
Work includes new production, accommodation and drilling facilities plus the subsea pipelines tied into export systems.
Platforms are due to be installed in 2015, with production scheduled to start in 2016. BP’s £4.5bn capital investment will give access to 640 million barrels of recoverable oil, and see up to 120,000 barrels per day at peak, extending the life of the field to 2050.
AMEC’s Brownfield managing director Alan Johnstone, said: “I am delighted that our long track record of delivery of major and complex projects for BP has been recognised through this significant contract award.”
The company will maximise onshore completion so as to reduce the amount of work needed at sea in the harsh climate to the west of the Shetland Islands.
This is AMEC’s second job at Clair Ridge, having in 2011 been awarded an engineering and project management services contract for the main platform design.