200 Jobs secured as Bilfinger wins Stanlow Refinery contract

In a strategic move to bolster its footprint in the industrial services sector, Bilfinger has inked a deal to acquire key units of the Stork group

Bilfinger UK has won a substantial six-year maintenance contract with Essar Oil UK at its Stanlow Refinery, providing work for 200 employees.

The “major” six-year contract with an undisclosed value will see Bilfinger carry out a range of services across facilities at the Stanlow site in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

The services will include access scaffolding, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, insulation, painting, and asbestos management and removal.

The refinery plays a strategic role in the UK economy, supplying 16% of all road transport fuels. It is also a major regional employer with over 900 staff, an additional 800 on-site contractors and a further 5,000 people employed indirectly through the extended supply chain.

Bilfinger UK said they have successfully provided multi-discipline project & turnaround services to Essar Oil UK for many years, and this strategic decision to also award the Maintenance & Projects contract to Bilfinger UK is a testament to the exceptional work and safety performance delivered by the site team.

Phill Maurer, Managing Director at Bilfinger UK, said: “This six-year agreement is testament to the exceptional work and safety performance delivered by the site team and represents a significant addition to our portfolio of support partnerships at major facilities across the UK.

This award comes after many months of working with Essar Oil UK to understand the vision they have for the Stanlow refinery and aligning the global capabilities of our business with the maintenance and engineering needs they have at the site.”

Jon Barden, Chief Operating Officer at Stanlow Oil Refinery, added: “I welcome Bilfinger UK as our lead partner for the delivery of mechanical, scaffolding, insulation, painting and electrical and instrumentation services at the Stanlow and Tranmere locations.

We look forward to developing a successful long term relationship where both parties work collaboratively to deliver improvements in our collective safety and business performances to benefit our respective employees and owners.” 

Bilfinger UK employs 4,000 employees in the UK, and approximately 200 employees will be dedicated to maintenance and projects services for Essar Oil UK.