Shell contract secures 500 Wood Group jobs

Aberdeen-based oil and gas services giant Wood Group has been awarded a three year contract extending its work with Shell’s eight UK Continental Shelf offshore assets, securing 500 jobs.

Wood Group PSN will continue to deliver maintenance and construction services to the Shearwater, Gannet, Nelson, Curlew, Brent Delta, Brent Alpha, Brent Bravo and Brent Charlie installations.

Wood Group PSN will also provide engineering modifications to Brent Alpha, Brent Bravo and Brent Charlie.

“This contract safeguards long-term employment opportunities for our employees on these assets, and builds on Wood Group’s 40 year history working in partnership with Shell in the North Sea,” said James Crawford, Wood Group PSN’s managing director for the UK and Africa.

“Extending our long-term service provision across this broad portfolio of UKCS offshore assets reflects Shell’s assurance in our continued high standard of delivery and commitment to working collaboratively.

“We will maintain our relentless, firm focus on optimising safety and productivity, leveraging Wood Group’s breadth of expertise, capabilities and robust knowledge of these assets, as we continue our strong relationship with this key client.”

This is the third contract Shell has awarded Wood Group this year.

In March, Wood Group PSN announced a new three year contract, with the option to be extended up to four years, to deliver industrial services to the St Fergus gas processing plant in Aberdeenshire and the Mossmorran gas processing plant and Braefoot Bay marine terminal in Fife.

In January, Wood Group Kenny started a three year contract providing specialist consultancy services for Shell Australia’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas project.