Petrofac has been awarded an “enhanced” five-year deal with Ineos FPS (Forties Pipeline System) in the North Sea.
The energy services firm said it will build on its current operations and support services through the new deal, adding in engineering and construction support.
It means that Petrofac will continue to supply workers to the Unity platform – a reception point for the the 80 North Sea fields which use FPS.
Petrofac will also provide staff for the Ineos onshore terminal at Cruden Bay.
It comes as a shutdown of the major pipeline system, which was delayed due to Covid, is due to go ahead later this year.
The shutdown provides valuable maintenance and upgrade time for offshore installations.
Petrofac said offshore personnel will be supplied via its “24/7” delivery hub, which manages operations and maintenance contracts.
Nick Shorten, managing director for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services, West, said: “Over the past year we have been supporting INEOS FPS as they work to transform the Forties Pipeline System, and during this time our teams have developed a great understanding of both our client’s onshore and offshore sites.
“The enhancement of this contract demonstrates our client’s continued confidence in our ability to maintain safe operations while delivering improvements to production efficiency. We very much look forward to continue working with INEOS to unlock further value.”