Engineering firm AMEC will build the two new bridge-linked platforms for the second phase of BP’s Clair field west of Shetland, production from which won approval from the government last week.
The £150 million project, announced today, is due to be completed by 2015 with oil and gas flowing via the existing pipelines to Sullom Voe the following year.
In a statement, AMEC said: “The award will see AMEC deliver detailed engineering and project management services for the construction and installation phase of two new bridge-linked platforms.”
Neil Bruce, the company’s chief operating officer, said: “I am proud that our large team of technical experts is helping to deliver the next phase of this pioneering project. As well as creating hundreds of UK jobs, the development will help to ensure jobs in the industry and the UK’s energy security in the future.”
Last Thursday, the UK government granted BP and its partners approval to proceed with the £4.5 billion project, one of four new oil and gas projects worth nearly £10bn over the next five years planned by the oil syndicate.