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BP Awards Subsea Contracts for UK Projects

25 June 2010

BP has contracted Isleburn to fabricate various structures for two new subsea developments in the UK North Sea.

Isleburn, a member of the Global Energy Group, will supply a 120-m (393-ft) long caisson for the Andrew platform to receive production from the Kinnoul field, and a 245-metric ton (270-ton) manifold and 65-metric ton (71-ton) subsea isolation valve structure for the Devenick field.

Work on the projects, which have a combined value close to £5 million ($7.4 million), starts immediately with assembly of the structures performed at the company’s new facility at Invergordon in northern Scotland. Load-out is scheduled for next March.

Isleburn’s COO Neil MacArthur said: “Investing several million pounds in building our new assembly facility at Invergordon was a big decision for us earlier this year, particularly at a time of downturn in the oil and gas sector.

“However, it was clear … that to be able to continue to bring large-scale projects to the Cromarty Firth, we needed a suitably sized building to assemble structures and the deep water to ship them out from the port.”

Isleburn is also working presently on other fabrication projects for BP for the block 18 and 31 developments off Angola.