Wood Group wins £multi-millionTalisman Sinopec gas turbine contract

The Wood Group has won a multi-million dollar, five-year contract from Talisman Sinopec Energy UK to provide turbine maintenance support services for 22 Siemens Ruston gas turbines operating on the Buchan, Clyde, Tartan and Flotta installations in the North Sea.

Effective from November 2013, the contract comprises TB5000, TB5400 and TD4000 gas turbine models for which the Wood Group will provide a comprehensive scope of work, including contract management services, preventive maintenance scheduling and execution, 24/7 technical support, unplanned breakdown support, and engine supply and overhaul services.

This contract award marks an important milestone in the relationship between Wood and Talisman Sinopec Energy UK and follows a 10 year turbine fleet maintenance contract between the two companies which concludes in 2013.

Iain Murray, President of Oil, Gas and Industrial Services for Wood Group, said: “This is a very positive step in strengthening our long-term relationship with Talisman Sinopec Energy UK. We share their goal of a zero incident safety and environmental performance and look forward to helping optimise their maintenance strategy for this gas turbine fleet and further enhancing their overall asset performance.”

The Wood Group is an international energy services company with around $7bn sales, employing about 43,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses – Wood Group Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS – providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide.

Talisman Sinopec Energy UK was created in 2012 as a joint venture between Talisman Energy Inc. and Addax Petroleum UK Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the China Petroleum Corporation (Sinopec Group). Talisman Sinopec Energy is one of the North Sea’s largest operators. The company operates 46 fields with 11 offshore installations and one onshore terminal. Talisman Sinopec Energy UK is based in Aberdeen and employs 1,000 full-time staff and 2,000 contractors.


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