Weir Secures £10m North Sea Contract

22.04.2003

Weir Engineering Services, part of the multinational Weir Group, has been awarded a contract worth £10m, to provide maintenance services on all Shell U.K. Exploration and Production (Shell Expro) installations in the North Sea.

The three-year deal will see Weir Engineering Services maintain and repair pumps and associated equipment across Shell Expro's network of North Sea platforms.

The work will be supported by Weir Service Centres in Aberdeen and Alloa.

The contract has been awarded by Sigma 3, a joint venture of Kellogg Brown & Root, AMEC and Wood Group, responsible for running Shell Expro's North Sea platforms.

Weir Engineering Services' Director of Oil & Gas, Robert Bald says the company secured this major deal in the face of stiff competition: "Such a prestigious contract was a target for several companies, and Sigma 3 monitored the performance of all bidders over a 12-month period. In that time, we demonstrated our ability to generate and implement innovative solutions that keep costs and down-time to an absolute minimum.

"Our people deserve great credit for, once again, they can deliver best-in-class service to the Oil and Gas Industry. It is a terrific achievement, and we look forward to partnering with Sigma 3 and Shell Expro over the contract lifetime and beyond."

Headquartered in Glasgow, Weir Engineering Services is part of Weir Services Division, which has a workforce of more than 1250 throughout the UK. Operating in Europe, the Middle East, Australasia and Canada, the Weir Services Division supports customers in the power, water, oil and gas and industrial sectors. Weir Services is one of five divisions of The Weir Group PLC around the world whose activities cover oil and gas exploration, power generation, water treatment, mining and minerals processing and the defence and nuclear industry, including asset management, skilled technical project management, and customer support.

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