Wood awarded new contracts at Norwegian refinery

Article by Amanda Doyle

Equinor / Helge Hansen
Mongstad refinery

WOOD has been awarded two strategic modifications contracts for Equinor’s Mongstad refinery in Norway.

The contracts include FEED for a gas residue debottleneck project, and engineering services to reduce the sulphur content in the gasoline that the refinery produces.

The new work follows a maintenance, modifications, and operations (MMO) framework agreement that Wood was awarded by Equinor in 2015 worth around US$400m. The agreement was to deliver maintenance and modifications services to four installations on the Norwegian continental shelf. The work included a successful FEED and analysis for modifications at Mongstad’s naphtha hydrotreating and storage systems earlier this year.

Wood is aiming to expand its existing presence in the Norwegian onshore market, and the new contracts at Mongstad, which are effective immediately, will help it to grow its downstream capabilities.

Dave Stewart, CEO of Wood’s Asset Solutions business in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, said: “Wood has worked with Equinor for more than twenty years and is committed to supporting the Mongstad production facility and the key role it plays in processing oil and gas from the Norwegian continental shelf. Our local engineering teams will provide their in-depth knowledge of Equinor’s processes and systems, as well as decades of experience in the Norwegian energy sector to safely and successfully deliver these contracts.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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