Wood Group has struck a multi-million dollar deal with Shell for work in Gabon.
The firm confirmed Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) would carry out the scope of work which includes integrated engineering, construction, maintenance and industrial services to the Rabi, Gamba, Toucan and Koula assets.
James Crawford, WGPSN’s UK and Africa managing director, said: “This is the first time Shell Gabon has awarded a contract of this type that integrates engineering, construction and maintenance services. This new approach, which is also a first in the Gabon oil and gas sector, enables us to work collaboratively with Shell to optimise cost efficiency and production across these assets. Our work on this project will also support our client in creating a sustainable asset base in Gabon.
“Africa is a key region for our future growth strategy. We are proud that the majority of the employees on the contract are Gabonese, reflecting our commitment to prioritising the hiring and development of local people in the communities where we operate. We are also focused on transferring our technical expertise, developed in other basins, to enhance capability in this region.”
The contract is expected create jobs for about 200 Gabonese nationals.