EnerMech fulfilling £5m contract for work on Glen Lyon FPSO

The Glen Lyon FPSO
The Glen Lyon FPSO

EnerMech is working on a £5million contract to prepare the Glen Lyon FPSO for delivering first oil from BP’s Quad 204 project, the mechanical engineering group said today.

Quad 204 involves redeveloping the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, 110 miles west of Shetland, with the intention squeezing another 450million barrels from them.

Glen Lyon, which is 885ft long and 170ft wide, is expected to process 130,000 barrels of oil and 220 million cubic feet of gas per day.

Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech helped install the riser winch system on the Glen Lyon’s turret while the FPSO was under construction in South Korea.

And now that the Glen Lyon has arrived for hook-up operations west of Shetland, EnerMech will provide on-going field support on the turret through to 2017.

EnerMech’s technical support manager, Neil McNaughton, said: “We embedded an engineering technical team within BP’s project team and assigned a 20-man team of supervisors and technicians who were specially trained for infield operations, maintenance and support of turret services.

“EnerMech has a proven track record in supporting complex FPSO projects relating to vessel new-builds and we were delighted to play an integral part in pushing forward this ambitious BP project.”

EnerMech, which supplies a broad range of mechanical services to the international energy industry, employs 2,300 people and operates from 35 bases worldwide.