AMEC awarded £68 million Clair Ridge hook up contract

Engineer AMEC has won the contract to provide hook up and commissioning services for two new oil platforms at BPs huge Clair Ridge development West of Shetland.

The work, which is scheduled to run until March 2016 and will involve a team of about 800 engineers.

The two new platforms are due to be installed in 2015, with production scheduled to start in 2016. BP’s £4.5 billion capital investment is expected to give access to 640 million barrels of recoverable oil, and see up to 120,000 barrels per day at peak, extending the life of the field to 2050.