WGPSN clinches UK duty holder contract extension

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 28 May 2013 09:11
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Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will continue to provide duty holder and asset management services to the Hummingbird Spirit floating storage offloading production (FPSO) vessel, under a new contract extension from Teekay. Effective from April 2013, the contract continues until the end of 2013 with options to extend to March 2015. This two year extension option is valued at USD $87 million (£56 million GBP).

WGPSN has provided duty holder and asset management services to the North Sea FPSO - situated in the Chestnut field, central North Sea - since it was commissioned in 2008. This was the company’s first duty holder contract.

This new contract retains almost 100 UK jobs, primarily offshore, and is one of two UK duty holder contracts maintained by WGPSN. The company also has the duty holder contract for Beatrice offshore platform & Nigg onshore terminal for Ithaca, a contract it has held since 2009.

Dave Stewart, UK managing director of WGPSN said: “As duty holder, we have complete responsibility for Hummingbird’s operations management and are proud of the quality, standard of delivery and excellent safety record we have recorded to date. In 2012 we were recognised for our achievements when we won the offshore contractors association (OCA) challenge award in the safety category, for an outstanding shutdown on Hummingbird.

“WGPSN is one of the few service companies in the UK to be contracted to duty holder responsibilities and we’re delighted to receive this extension and continue to have the Hummingbird project in our UK portfolio.”

In the UK, Wood Group now employs more than 11,000 people working onshore and offshore.

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