Costain wins Barrow gas project EPC
Costain, one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, has won a contract with Centrica Energy for the provision of Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) services as part of Centrica Energy’s Barrow Gas Terminals Project.
The Barrow Terminals Project represents a total investment of £84m by Centrica Energy.
At Barrow, gas is processed from the North and South Morecambe and surrounding fields in the East Irish Sea. The terminals project, which is scheduled to complete in Q4 2015, enables increased asset utilisation, provides compliance with future environmental requirements and supports field life extension within the East Irish Sea. Costain initially provided Centrica Energy with a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) review in relation to the project at the Barrow onshore terminals, and is now looking forward to supporting the customer through to full onsite implementation.
Andrew Wyllie, Chief Executive of Costain, commented:
“The Barrow Gas Terminals provide enough gas to meet the demand for 1.5 million homes in the UK and are key to securing the nation’s future energy needs. Having previously provided Centrica Energy with front end consultancy for the terminals project, we are now delighted to build on our five-year collaboration with the company with this further contract.”
The Morecambe Bay gas fields were first discovered in the 1970s and production began in 1985. The South Morecambe gas field is one of the UK’s largest fields, and at peak Centrica Energy’s East Irish Sea operations are able to supply around 8% of the UK’s residential gas demand.