London, United Kingdom(28 November 2011) – AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed by Centrica Energy Upstream to provide engineering, construction and project support services for theirEast Irish Sea onshore and offshore gas production assets.
The five-year contract is valued at £75 million. AMEC's scope of work includes project support, core operations and maintenance and shutdown support for a mixture of manned and unmanned offshore assets, as well as onshore gas terminals in the Morecambe Bay area.
AMEC will start the contract transition phase immediately with approximately 100 employees from the previous contractor transfering to AMEC under TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings - Protection of Employment) regulations. The contract will be fully transferred by January 2012.
"AMEC's alignment with Centrica's business drivers and strategy as well as our excellence in safety culture, people development and systems were key in this award," said John Pearson, Managing Director of AMEC's Europe & West Africa business. "We are delighted to be supporting such a key customer, while also helping to secure theUK's energy security, and delivering AMEC's 2015 vision."
The contract will be managed from AMEC's Wynyard office, in the North East of England.
The East Irish Sea gas fields are among the largest in the UK continental shelf in terms of remaining reserves.