BP has announced that Wood Group Engineering will undertake the front end engine ...

BP has announced that Wood Group Engineering will undertake the front end engineering design (FEED) work for the BP-operated Clair field, located 60km West of Shetland. The Feed work estimated to be worth around $5mn will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in the 2Q 2001. This first phase of the project will largely be carried out in Houston by a team of 30 engineers from Mustang Engineering, a recent Wood Group acquisition and about 10 from Wood Group Engineering. ‘To develop and implement breakthrough thinking and best practice for greenfield topsides engineering world-wide was the joint vision developed by Wood Group and Mustang in the acquisition talks,’ said Sir Ian Wood, Chairman and Managing Director of Wood Group. ‘The Clair project provides exactly the right challenge for that vision - to permanently change the approach to new field developments on the UKCS by combining Mustang’s design house approach - fit for purpose, minimum design man hours and maximum standardisation - with Wood Group’s in-depth knowledge of UK Government, HSE and industry culture, programmes and practices. ‘Effectively, we aim to recreate Mustang’s Gulf of Mexico success in the North Sea and in doing so make Wood Group into a world-leading engineering company with a substantial presence and resources in both the UK and the USA.

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