Energy contractor Global Engineering and Construction (Global E&C) has secured a new contract for modifications on Ithaca Energy assets across the UK North Sea.
The contract is Global E&C’s first with Ithaca and will see the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor deliver brownfield modifications across Ithaca’s operated assets in the UK.
The contract will run for an initial three-year period, with the potential for further extensions.
Aberdeen-headquartered Global E&C said the deal will secure more than 50 onshore and offshore roles in its integrated brownfield service division, which carries out work including surveys, fabrication, engineering, construction and commissioning.
Global E&C is already a significant employer in the Aberdeen area, and has more than 900 personnel working across the UK. The company currently supports operations across approximately 20 offshore assets in the UK, delivering modifications which range from small repairs to large capital projects.
The business was formed in early 2019, when parent Global Energy Group (GEG) acquired a majority share in Apollo Offshore Engineering. The latter was combined with GEG’s integrity and construction division to form a Global E&C as a dedicated brownfield EPC contractor.
As the only brownfield-focused EPC provider to the UK North Sea, Global E&C said it is well positioned to support an oil and gas customer base in improving operational efficiency from their assets and to help support assets as they work to lower their carbon footprint.
The past year has seen the company mount a recruitment drive to bolster its growth plans. July saw the appointment of Derek Thomson to the newly-created position of projects director, while Paul Rushton was appointed to director of technical services in March.
Commenting on the contract award, Global E&C CEO Terry Allan said: “We’re delighted to share the news of this contract award as it further demonstrates our continued relevance in the EPC arena.
“We are extremely proud to work with the Ithaca team that continues to demonstrate their commitment to and investment in the UK Continental Shelf. Our integrated brownfield delivery model is important to Ithaca due to its flexibility and responsiveness, so too is our bespoke digital eco-system, – Slingshot – which will be rolled-out across Ithaca’s assets imminently.”