Energy service giant Wood Group has been awarded a contract by Statoil, on behalf of Gassco, for engineering modifications and upgrades to its Kollsnes gas plant, west of Bergen, Norway.
The estimated value of the contract, including options and procurement, is more than £41million.
Aberdeen-based Wood Group will carry out front-end engineering design, procurement and management assistance to expand plant capacity.
It will also provide engineering, procurement and management assistance to update the electrical, instrumentation and control systems.
Wood Group Mustang Norway started work earlier this month on the project, which will last through 2017.
The Kollsnes plant processes natural gas from the Troll, Kvitebjørn and Visundfields in the North Sea and currently provides almost 40% of Norwegian gas deliveries.
Wood Group’s work will expand its capacity to accommodate increased production from the Kvitebjorn platform.
When modifications are complete, the Kollsnes facility will be one of the largest gas processing plants in the world, with capacity to process 5.1billion cubic feet of gas per day.
Otto Søberg, president of Wood Group Mustang Norway, said: “Wood Group Mustang’s onshore engineering expertise combined with our knowledge and experience with Statoil is enabling us to provide a competitive technical solution for the Kollsnes plant.”
The Kollsnes plant is owned by Gassled. Gassco is the operator and Statoil is the technical service provider.
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