Wood Group & Fabricom Awarded BP's Valhall Redevelopment

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Wood Group (“John Wood Group PLC”) and its sister companies, Mustang Engineering and J P Kenny, together with Stavanger-based Fabricom AS are pleased to announce that they have been appointed to carry out the Valhall Redevelopment FEED work by BP on behalf of the Valhall licensees. The contract initially focuses on design, procurement and project management services. However, it contains an option to extend for the full project duration and to include construction management assistance.

The project development costs are currently estimated to be around NOK 6.3 billion (£530 million) including the power supplied from shore. The plan for development and operation will be submitted to the authorities in time for approval in 2Q 2006.

BP stated that it places great emphasis on project performance in the global market and its ability to deliver distinctive world class projects. Delivering a capital efficient project safely, on schedule, within budget and with excellent operability is the ultimate goal for the Valhall Partners.

“We are building a platform to take Valhall through to 2050. The choices we make today and in the months ahead are fundamental for delivering a field centre that will be safe and cost effective for the next 40 years,” says Ewan Drummond, BP Project Director for the Valhall Redevelopment Project.

“This represents a significant success for Wood Group in Norway and it will build on the success of BP Clair, utilising the natural fit of capabilities between Wood Group, J P Kenny and Mustang,” said Gordon Stirling, Wood Group Sponsor for the Valhall Redevelopment Project. “We will adopt the many best practices identified from Clair, incorporate the lessons learned and adapt these into a repeatable, consistent process adapted to suit the specific needs of Valhall and the Norwegian market. We are therefore pleased to be working with Fabricom who will add greatly to our understanding of the regulations and compliance requirements in Norway and of the Norwegian supply chain.”

Bob Browning, Fabricom’s Commercial Manager and project sponsor for Valhall added, “We have a long history working as BP’s front end design contractor and have also supported BP during the feasibility and conceptual engineering phases for the Valhall Redevelopment project. It has also been a pleasure working together with Wood Group during the tendering phase. I believe the complementary competencies of Wood Group and Fabricom will be of significant benefit to the Project and we also see this as a great opportunity for both Fabricom and our people”

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