Wood Group has secured a contract to provide maintenance and construction services to Shell’s eight UKCS offshore assets.
Under the contract, Wood Group will offer the services to the Shearwater, Gannet, Nelson, Curlew, Brent Delta, Brent Alpha, Brent Bravo and Brent Charlie installations.
The contract has two, one year extension options, which could result in retaining over 500 jobs.
Besides, it will provide engineering modifications to the latter three platforms. So far this year, Wood Group has received three contracts, including the latest, from Shell.
In March, the company obtained a three year contract from Shell to deliver industrial services to the St Fergus gas processing plant in Aberdeenshire and the Mossmorran gas processing plant and Braefoot Bay marine terminal in Fife, Scotland.
In January, Wood Group Kenny commenced a three year contract offering specialist consultancy services for flexible riser integrity management prior to and during operation of Shell Australia’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project.
Wood Group managing director for the UK and Africa James Crawford said: "This contract safeguards long-term employment opportunities for our employees on these assets, and builds on Wood Group’s 40 year history working in partnership with Shell in the North Sea.
"Extending our long-term service provision across this broad portfolio of UKCS offshore assets reflects Shell’s assurance in our continued high standard of delivery and commitment to working collaboratively.
"We will maintain our relentless, firm focus on optimising safety and productivity, leveraging Wood Group’s breadth of expertise, capabilities and robust knowledge of these assets, as we continue our strong relationship with this key client."
Last month, the company won four subsea contracts with Statoil on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The contract was a study to deliver subsea field concept engineering for the Snorre expansion project.