AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed by TAQA's UK business, to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of modifications to the Tern oil production platform to accommodate a new subsea tie-back to the Cladhan field in the northern North Sea. AMEC will also provide commissioning support.
The contract award follows AMEC's completion of the front end engineering design (FEED) for the project. Work begins immediately and will run through to December 2014. It is part of a long-term engineering framework agreement with TAQA, which began in 2012.
"I'm delighted that we have won the opportunity to demonstrate to TAQA our brownfield engineering capability and we look forward to building a successful relationship with them" said Alan Johnstone, Managing Director of AMEC's Europe brownfield and asset management business.
AMEC has recently opened two new offices in Aberdeen to support this award and growth across existing contracts. The new offices will accommodate around 300 people. The Cladhan development is the third field that TAQA has developed and the largest project to date. Cladhan is expected to produce over 17,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) initially with first oil expected early 2015.