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Amec wins £32m gas plant contract

Engineering firm Amec has been awarded a £32m engineering, procurement and construction contract to modify and extend the Teesside Gas Processing Plant in Middlesbrough.

The work is deigned to ensure the TGPP can receive natural gas from operator RWE Dea’s Breagh field - one of the largest recent gas discoveries located around 100km southeast of Teesside.

The gas will be processed at TGPP and exported via National Grid’s national transmission system to help secure the UK’s future energy supply.

Managing director of AMEC Europe & West Africa, John Pearson said: “Amec’s strong safety performance and proven track record in delivering complex asset support projects have been major factors in winning this contract.“Our asset support capability is an important part of our service to customers and our Vision 2015 business strategy.”

TGPP chief executive Andy Heppel said: “We are delighted to announce the award of this contract and are looking forward to working with Amec and our plant operator, px Limited, to deliver a safe and successful project to modify the Teesside Gas Processing Plant. The contract award is a major step in the overall project that will allow TGPP to process gas and liquids from the RWE Dea and Sterling Resource-owned Breagh field.”

Amec will commence the work immediately, with completion scheduled in April 2012. 

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