Wood Group wins $500 million BP offshore services contract in Azerbaijan

Oil worker training skills general photo ScotentThe Wood Group has won a $500m contract with BP in Azerbaijan to provide services to eight offshore facilities, which will create some 200 jobs in the region.

Effective immediately, Wood Group PSN will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services under the contract, which has the option of two 24-month extensions.

David Buchan, WGPSN’s eastern region managing director, said: “We have a 40 year history of working with BP across their global assets and this new contract award reflects the strong relationship we have with them, built on collaboration and continued excellence and assurance in our service delivery.

Meanwhile, Taqa has awarded a five-year offshore logistics contract in the North Sea to Peterson to support the Harding, Tern, Eider, North Cormorant and Cormorant Alpha platforms.

Peterson will be responsible for managing 55,000 deck tonnes and supplying 50,000 tonnes of fuel annually and will support TAQA from quayside and warehouse facilities in Aberdeen and Kintore.

Chris Coull, Regional Director, Peterson said: “This long term contract enables us to deliver sustainable cost saving concepts and systems, whilst ensuring a focus on safe and efficient operations. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in this area with Taqa”.

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