Wood, the global consulting and engineering company, has secured a three-year contract with Norwegian state-owned operator Gassco to support the safe and secure transportation of gas from the Norwegian Continental Shelf to terminals across the UK and Europe.
The contract will see Wood work closely with Gassco to renovate the gas receiving facilitiesthrough the provision of engineering, procurement and construction management services across the Easington (UK), Zeebrügge (Belgium), Dunkerque (France), Dornum (Germany), and Emden (Germany) gas receiving terminals.
Combined, these terminals receive around 100 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas from the Norwegian Continental Shelf annually, meaning they are critical to ensure safe, secure and efficient energy supply to Europe in the face of increasing demand.
Craig Shanaghey, Wood’s President of Operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa, comments: “We are delighted to grow our relationship with Gassco and expand our operational footprint in Europe with this award which further propels our geographical and portfolio diversification.
“With complete alignment to Gassco’s vision of securing energy supply, we will renovate and increase the efficiency of their onshore terminals, helping to ensure safe and efficient gas receipt across the UK and Europe and, in turn, providing critical energy security as we transition to a net-zero future.”
Lars Fredrik Bakke, Wood’s Vice President of Operations in Norway, adds: “We will bring our extensive experience in operating, maintaining, and upgrading critical energy infrastructure to ensure Gassco’s operations remain resilient.
“Our Norwegian team, with the support of our UK and global experts, will support the delivery of this contract, in turn securing local employment and strengthening Wood’s position as a leading engineering and operations partner for the energy industry.”
The contract will employ teams across Wood’s engineering hubs and the terminal sites in the UK and across continental Europe.