Wood Group GTS has secured a multi-million dollar, three year contract extension from Total E&P Nederland B.V. to provide maintenance management support for the client’s entire fleet of turbines, driven equipment, generators and associated equipment on seven offshore gas platforms located in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
Effective from April 2013, the contract extension encompasses the provision of specialist training on gas turbine operations, maintenance and controls for more than 100 customer personnel, as well as the supply of supplementary offshore personnel for planned and ad hoc turbine package maintenance, the provision of engine supply and overhaul services, and critical package spare parts reviews for both planned and unplanned break down mitigation.
The extension follows on from a contract first awarded to Wood Group GTS in 2009 to provide a dedicated team of offshore and onshore engineers to support the planned and ad hoc maintenance activities on Total E&P Nederland’s turbine packages.
Iain Murray, President of Oil, Gas and Industrial Services for Wood Group GTS, said: “We share Total E&P Nederland’s HSE goal of zero harm to people and the environment and their business goal of achieving optimal equipment availability and reliability. Under the existing contract, turbo driven equipment availability and reliability both now exceed 98%. We look forward to working with Total E&P Nederland to optimise their maintenance strategy which will result in the full provision of offshore servicing, engine supply, overhaul, spares and service exchange, and help to further enhance asset performance.”
Jeroen van der Kaag of Total E&P Nederland said: “Wood Group GTS’ ability to deliver the most effective solution across multiple types of turbo-machinery and ancillary equipment to meet the needs of our individual assets is one of the main reasons for awarding them this contract extension. We look forward to working with Wood Group GTS to maximize the reliability and performance of our equipment.”
Press Release, September 03, 2013; Image: Total E&P Nederland