Offshore Solutions Issued Letter of Award by Qatar Shell

Offshore Solutions B.V., the joint venture between AMEC and GTI N.V, has been issued a Letter of Award, including associated services, by Qatar Shell for the provision of its unique innovative product, the “Offshore Access System” which allows the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore installation.

The Offshore Access System (OAS) is to be used for the Pearl GTL project being built in Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar. Built under a Development Sharing Agreement with the government of the State of Qatar, Pearl GTL will be the world’s largest gas-to-liquids project, converting natural gas into a range of high quality liquid hydrocarbon products. It will help Qatar meet its aspiration of becoming the GTL capital of the world.

The Offshore Access System, due to be delivered in Qatar during the second quarter 2010, is a heave compensated telescopic gangway designed to connect and disconnect in 2.5 metre Hs (significant wave height) sea states.

The award of this contract to Offshore Solutions B.V. was a direct result of the operational success of the first Offshore Access System leased by Shell and working daily in the Southern North Sea for over two and a half years, LTI free (lost time incident).

Offshore Solutions B.V.
Offshore Solutions B.V. is a joint venture between AMEC and GTI N.V. Offshore Solutions B.V. is the world market leader in the invention, development, manufacture and safe operation of the industry’s most advanced marine access systems, translating these technologies into safety and value for our customers. For more information about the systems see:

Together with Axima, Elyo, ENDEL, INEO, Tractebel Engineering and Fabricom GTI, GTI is part of GDF SUEZ Energy Services. As the European leader in multitechnical services, GDF SUEZ Energy Services offers global solutions to its customers in the industry, the infrastructure and the tertiary sectors, from the design, realisation and maintenance of installations to energy and utilities management and long-term multitechnical management. GDF SUEZ Energy Services employs 77,000 people and achieved revenues of € 14 billion. GDF SUEZ Energy Services is a business line of GDF SUEZ, one of the leading energy providers in the world.

AMEC is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world’s energy, power and process industries. With annual revenues of over £2.3 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. AMEC’s businesses employ over 23,000 people in more than 30 countries globally. AMEC shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (LSE: AMEC.L).