Wood nets Malampaya field job for Shell
UK-based services provider Wood has secured a new six-year contract with Shell to provide asset management services to the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in the Philippines.
Wood will provide maintenance services, modifications and shutdown support as part of the contract which covers Shell’s onshore facilities in Batangas and offshore assets in the Malampaya field, near Palawan Island.
“The contract also grows our operations and maintenance business in the region, expanding our footprint in south-east Asia and creating new and enhanced opportunities for the local workforce,” Wood’s chief executive Robin Watson said.
This new contract adds to Wood’s support of the Malampaya project where it has provided integrity management of subsea pipelines since 2001. The company also completed the front-end engineering design, and engineering, procurement and construction of the onshore gas plant in the late 1990s and early 2000s, providing further asset support to the gas-to-power facility under a long-term agreement.
The Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project represents one of the largest investments in the history of the Philippines.
It was the start of the country’s natural gas industry supplying natural gas to provide 3,200 megawatts of power to meet about 30-50 percent of the country’s power generation requirements.