Petrofac bags £7.8m deal to prepare vessel for BP tieback

Petrofac's FPF-1 unit
Petrofac's FPF-1 unit, which will be used on Ithaca's Greater Stella area development in the North Sea.

Energy service giant Petrofac has won a £7.9 million contract to prepare a North Sea installation for a subsea tieback project.

UK-headquartered Petrofac will carry out topside construction and commissioning works for Ithaca Energy on the FPF-1 floating production facility.

Oil major BP intends to tie its central North Sea Vorlich field back to the vessel.

Petrofac, which is duty holder for FPF-1, will start working on the contract in January, with completion expected in 2020.

Nick Shorten, managing director, engineering and production services, Western Hemisphere, at Petrofac, said: “I’d like to congratulate our team on securing this fantastic project which builds not only on our existing relationship with Ithaca Energy, but our wider portfolio of brownfield engineering and construction projects.

“Our track record for effective project delivery, combined with our operational knowledge of the  FPF-1 asset, will enable us to deliver an integrated technical solution aligned to our client’s project and commercial objectives.

“We very much look forward to supporting development of the Vorlich field and continued investment in the North Sea.”

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