The deal involves maintenance services for the crude oil refinery and will see 110 staff transfer from the previous contractor. It includes the option of a two-year extension at a site which produces 1.3 million tonnes of chemical products each year.
The Forties contract is an extension of a previous agreement signed in 2017, where the business currently employs 110 people. Bilfinger UK will deliver maintenance services to a number of onshore assets that form part of the pipeline system which transports up to 40% of the UK’s crude oil from the North Sea to INEOS’s processing facility at neighbouring Kinneil.
Phill Maurer, managing director for Bilfinger UK, said: “The awarding of these contracts consolidates our significant footprint in the oil and gas and petrochemicals sectors, securing continuous employment in Central Scotland. They demonstrate our capability to deliver maintenance works on a major scale.
“The INEOS Grangemouth site and the co-located FPS Kinneil asset is a large, complex facility that presents significant opportunities from a maintenance perspective. We have developed a sophisticated programme of support that puts safety first while delivering high levels of efficiency. Our maintenance concept will help underpin the reliability and productivity of the plants.”
Bilfinger UK is one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated engineering and technical services to the process industry and the energy sector and employs more than 2,500 people. It is part of German engineering and service group, Bilfinger SE and carried out the Edinburgh Trams project.
Bilfinger will also plan and manage a turnaround project at the INEOS Nitriles’ Seal Sands production site in Teesside. The company will arrange inspection and maintenance work, which will include mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering, in addition to providing scaffolding, insulation and painting services.
The business will deliver the planning and preparation work starting later this year, with the plant turnaround due to take place next year. Bilfinger will employ a team of up to 300 people at the site.
The Teesside contract is the latest Bilfinger project with INEOS, one of the world’s largest petrochemical manufacturers.