Trio of contracts worth £10m makes UK firm UKCS market leader

Leading international engineering company, PD&MS Group, has secured contracts worth more than £10m across three major North Sea late-life projects in the past six months.

Scottish PD&MS Group has secured a trio of contracts worth more than £10m making the firm UKCS leader – image courtesy of Depositphotos.

The winning of the contracts reportedly makes the firm the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) market leader in the area of engineering and construction of topside modifications for the decommissioning sector.

The latest award for the Aberdeen-headquartered company is a multimillion-pound contract from Spirit Energy to decommission the topsides on two of its unmanned Morecambe Bay gas field drilling platforms, located in the East Irish Sea.

The Scottish company PD&MS is currently supporting similar decommissioning projects of North Sea installations for two major operators through offshore heavy lift contractor, Allseas Group S.A.

The two-year campaign for Spirit Energy will see the PD&MS team being responsible for decommissioning and operations on the DP3 and DP4 unmanned installations as they move into the end-of-life phase, after contributing to the ongoing gas production from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay gas fields.

As reported, the firm will also assist with provision of independent intervention teams comprising operations and management personnel to support offshore visits during the preparation and construction phases.

As well as this, PD&MS will manage the pipeline cleaning scope and interface with the wells plugging and abandonment and heavy lift contractors appointed by Spirit Energy.

According to the company, around 10 new onshore positions at PD&MS and 15 offshore roles will be created to support the specialist provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for the global oil and gas industry during the project.

Simon Rio, PD&MS Group chief executive officer, said: “The new award is testament to the ongoing dedication and expertise of our people, and our close alignment to Spirit Energy’s internal key drivers.”

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