Energy service firm Wood, of Aberdeen, has clinched a £32.5 million deal to upgrade the Kollsnes gas processing plant in Norway
The contract was awarded by Equinor, technical service provider at Kollsnes, on behalf of plant operator Gassco.
Scheduled for completion in 2023, the project includes an extension of the fourth mono-ethylene glycol train at the plant, located in Oygarden, west of Bergen.
Gas from the Troll, Kvitebjorn, Visund and Fram fields is processed at the facility.
Management and engineering will be led by Wood’s office in Sandefjord, with support from the company’s global organisation.
The fabrication and construction work has been subcontracted to Kværner and will take place at the Stord yard.
Wood said the new deal strengthened its position in the Norwegian onshore energy infrastructure market, building on recent work for Equinor at the Mongstad refinery.
Dave Stewart, chief executive of Wood’s asset solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our long-term, global relationship with Equinor with the addition of this contract.
“This award supports our strategic focus on strengthening our position in the onshore energy market in Norway and enables us to draw on our rich heritage and experience that exists across our global organisation.”
Lars Fredrik Bakke, Wood’s senior vice president in Norway, added: “Delivering the MEG upgrade at the Kollsnes process plant allows us to leverage our market-leading expertise in downstream processing to support Equinor’s technical operations of this critical piece of onshore energy infrastructure, through which 40% of all Norwegian gas export flows.”
“Our breadth of experience in the Norwegian energy sector and our close client partnership positions us for continued growth in the downstream sector, both with Equinor and across the broader Norwegian market.”