Energy logistics provider Peterson has signed a new contract with Shell to provide supply base services from the Port of Lowestoft.
The new contract follows the expiry of a seven-year-old contract and continues a long-term partnership between Peterson and the energy major in the region.
From its facilities at the Port of Lowestoft, Peterson will deliver quayside support, warehousing, road transport, customs formalities and the provision of fuel in support of Shell’s southern North Sea (SNS) assets.
The company said the award would also help secure up to 25 jobs in Suffolk and the surrounding areas.
The value of the contract was not disclosed.
The family-owned logistics group employs over 4,000 people across more than 70 countries, including bases in the Netherlands, Norway and Trinidad, as well as Aberdeen.
The company recently appointed Sarah Moore to the role of chief executive, following the retirement of Erwin Kooij.
Peterson’s managing director for England and renewables strategy, Jason Hendry, commented: “We are delighted to welcome the new contract with Shell and look forward to continuing to support them with our integrated logistics services. Not only does this contract reflect our commitment to the local area, but it ensures the stability of the existing workforce and opens opportunities for future growth and new jobs including apprenticeships.”
Peterson says its Lowestoft base is ideally situated to support its existing customers in the SNS, as well as potential new customers in the oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy sectors.
A new fuel facility was also installed at the site by Peterson in 2020, enhancing the capability of the base and giving oil and gas operators and windfarm developers an incentive to use Lowestoft as their port of choice.