OGN Group, the North-East of England offshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) specialist, has been awarded a prestigious multi-million pound contract by a leading international oil & gas operator for the construction of a new 800te process module in the North Sea.
A workforce of up to 500 personnel will be engaged by OGN to deliver the 16-month module programme, which will take place at OGN’s Hadrian Yard on the River Tyne in North East England.
OGN has been engaged to fabricate and pre-commission the module incorporating key process equipment including a primary separator, condensate heater, gas cooler, water degasser, hydro-cyclones and condensate recycle pumps.
In recent months this is the second significant contract award for a North Sea oil & gas development to be secured by OGN. In November 2013 OGN secured a contract with EnQuest to undertake finishing and commissioning works on the EnQuest Producer, a 249m-long Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.
David Edwards, Chief Executive Officer at OGN Group, said: “We are exceptionally proud to have been awarded this prestigious contract from such a well-respected, ‘blue chip’ oil & gas operator. It is a further endorsement of the expertise and experience that the UK oil & gas supply chain can offer the industry.”
At the contract signing ceremony Craig Melville, OGN’s Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy CEO commented: “This project demonstrates the continuing role the North East of England has to play in the UK oil & gas industry. The region’s expertise in oil & gas is world-renowned and contracts such as this from a major global operator prove that the North East still has much to offer the sector.”
Michael Fallon, Energy Minister said: “This multi-million pound deal is a fantastic boost for manufacturing on Tyneside. It will create outstanding job opportunities for local people and support national growth. British skills and expertise in the oil and gas industry are second to none and this deal just shows how attractive the UK remains to investors.”
Press Release, February 13, 2014