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Wood Group signs contract with Sakhalin Energy

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Wood Group has announced that it has signed a technical support services (TSS) contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. Ltd.

The contract extends the companies’ relationship, as Wood Group has been providing engineering and construction support, including studies and modifications, to both on and offshore assets on Sakhalin Island, Russia, for over a decade. This latest contract adds brownfield drilling upgrade services to the capabilities that Wood Group provides across the following assets:

  • Piltun- Astokhskoye-A offshore platform (Molikpaq).
  • Piltun- Astokhskoye-B offshore platform (PA-B).
  • Lunskoye-A offshore platform (LUN-A).
  • Onshore processing facilities including Booster stations 1 and 2.
  • LNG plant.
  • Oil export terminal (OET).
  • Tanker loading unit (TLU).

The five-year contract is effective immediately, and includes two one-year extension options. It will be delivered by Wood Group’s engineering team in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin Island, and supported by the company’s offices in the UK, China, Norway and Australia.

Wood Group claims that a major feature of the contract will be a new working relationship between Wood Group and a Russian Design Institute (RDI), Gasproektengineering AOJSC (GPE) – a Gazprom company. Throughout the term of the contract, GPE will play a significant and growing role in supporting service delivery, working closely with Wood Group across the range and scope of services and asset base.

The CEO for Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the eastern region, Dave Stewart, said: “We have a 10-year relationship working with Sakhalin Energy on Sakhalin Island. During this time, we have demonstrated our in-depth asset knowledge and technical solutions, which strongly position us to deliver this contract across their portfolio of assets.

“Our global expertise in brownfield engineering combined with our commitment to developing the capabilities of our 200-strong workforce on Sakhalin Island enables us to successfully provide efficient and effective services that add value for our client.

“This is an exciting and strategically important relationship for the future and one which underlines our ongoing commitment to Russian national content and development. We look forward to working in close collaboration with GPE on the safe and successful delivery of this contract.”

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