Effective April 2014, the award marks the continuation of a previous contract awarded in 2007.

Since the acquisition of Pyeroy Group Limited (Pyeroy) in July 2013, WGPSN will also be providing fabric maintenance services to the Shell plants, as part of the new contract.

WGPSN UK managing director Dave Stewart said, "We have been working with Shell for more than two decades and we are delighted to secure this major piece of work. This is the first contract where we have built our new fabric maintenance capability into the work scope."

This award is the eighth North Sea contract extension chalked up by WGPSN in the previous 12 months, following awards from CNR, TOTAL E&P UK, Teekey, Ithaca Energy, Nexen, ConocoPhillips and Dana.