Can Group secures key contract at Stanlow refinery

Innes Walker: Firm has maintained stability. Picture: Contributed
Innes Walker: Firm has maintained stability. Picture: Contributed
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Can Group has secured a key contract to provide in-service inspection services at one of the UK’s largest oil refineries.

The five-year deal for Essar Oil’s vast Stanlow refinery will see the Aberdeen-headquartered company provide inspection services for maintenance, turnaround and project activities with the capacity to manage and resource major turnarounds for the Cheshire complex.

Stanlow, which is located near Ellesmere Port, supplies more than 15 per cent of the UK’s transport fuels. This equates to an annual production of more than two billion litres of jet fuel, three billion litres of petrol and three and a half billion litres of diesel

As one of the largest refineries in the country, the site processes more than nine million tonnes of crude oil a year.

Innes Walker, Can Group director, said: “Despite the challenging market conditions in oil and gas, our integrated service offering and proven record of delivering value for our customers has enabled us to secure significant new business within the upstream and downstream industry in recent months, covering operator assets offshore and onshore. This has enabled us to maintain stability within our highly experienced 900-strong workforce.”

He added: “Our combination of experience, highly-skilled personnel and our absolute commitment to safety continues to support us in securing new business across UK industry sectors.”

The value of the contract was not disclosed. Can Group is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.