Altrad bags £24m maintenance contract for Shell in Southern North Sea

Altrad bags £24m maintenance contract for Shell in Southern North Sea
Photo provided courtesy of Shell – ‘Clipper platform’

Industrial services firm Altrad has secured a significant three-year contract with Shell for the provision of critical support services in the Southern North Sea.

The £24m contract covers the support of Shell’s Clipper and Leman Alpha offshore gas platforms and the Bacton gas processing plant, near Great Yarmouth in the UK. The deal has options for two further, one-year extensions and commences in July 2021.

Altrad will be providing services including access, rope access, insulation, painting and deck crew to support the assets’ critical maintenance and project activities.

Altrad’s Director of Upstream Operations – Chris Garland said, “The award of this contract builds upon our successful international, strategic relationship with Shell and we look forward to using the ingenuity of our people to support the safe and efficient operation of these assets.”

The new contract award, which according to Altrad has displaced both Bilfinger Salamis and Brand Energy Infrastructure Services, will allow the company to offer permanent employment to approximately 80 new people which is expected to reach around 120 during peak activity periods.

“This latest contract award marks another exciting milestone in Altrad’s repositioning of its upstream business – aligning with the objectives of the Altrad 2026 strategy – which will see Altrad transition into a business that is 75% larger than it is today, by 2026” added Peter Hughes – Altrad’s Director of Business Development & Strategy.

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