Oil and gas facilities service provider Petrofac has said that its Offshore Engineering & Operations business has been awarded a five-year, multi-million pound contract by BHP Billiton.

Petrofac has supported BHP Billiton’s operation at Liverpool Bay since early construction and operational start-up. As part of the five-year agreement, Petrofac will provide operations and maintenance personnel both onshore and offshore in support of the Liverpool Bay Development in the Irish Sea.

This includes: the Douglas Platform, Offshore Storage Installation, Point of Ayr Terminal and the Duty Holder contract for the Irish Sea Pioneer (Offshore Support Vessel).

Petrofac said that it will focus on delivering a professional cost effective service, which is efficient and aligned to BHP Billiton’s requirements.

Bill Dunnett, managing director of Petrofac Offshore Engineering & Operations, said: “The contract continues our existing excellent relationship with BHP Billiton and provides the foundation for further development of our business presence in the Irish Sea.”