Petrofac will develop the 500 million standard cubic feet per day gas processing plant through its Offshore Engineering & Operations (OE&O) business unit, supported by Engineering & Construction.

The project consists of engineering and procurement, supply, construction, commissioning and start-up.

The plant, located on Shetland at Sullom Voe, will facilitate the transportation of gas from Total’s Laggan and Tormore fields, which lie 125km north-west of the Shetland Islands, to the Total operated St Fergus Gas Terminal in Aberdeenshire.

Work is slated to begin in October 2010, with first gas expected from the project in the second quarter of 2014.

Petrofac group chief operating officer Maroun Semaan said that the contract forms part of the strategic growth plan for the Offshore Engineering & Operations business and marks the company’s first engineering procurement construction (EPC) contract in the UK.