The Shaw Group, a provider of engineering and construction services, has announced the maintenance division of its Power Group has been awarded a maintenance, small capital construction, turnaround support and specialty services contract by Marathon Oil for its Texas refining division, located in Texas City.

According to the company, it will assume current maintenance and small capital construction work supporting Marathon’s 76,000 barrels-per-day refinery.

The value of Shaw’s multiyear maintenance contract, which will be included in the company’s second quarter of fiscal year 2009 backlog of unfilled orders, was not disclosed, said the company.

Ron McCall, president of Shaw’s maintenance division, said: Our new partnership builds on Shaw’s crude oil refining maintenance capabilities in a key industrial market. We are confident in our ability to assist its Texas refining division in reducing costs while executing consistent, safe maintenance services.

Marathon Oil Corporation previously contracted with Shaw in 2008 to provide project management, engineering and procurement services for the feasibility and definition phases of benzene reduction projects at its refineries in Robinson, Ill., Garyville, La., and Catlettsburg, Ky.

The Shaw Group is a engaged in technology, engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, fabrication, manufacturing, consulting, remediation and facilities management services for government and private sector clients in the energy, chemicals, environmental, infrastructure and emergency response markets.