Bilfinger UK awarded maintenance contracts with INEOS in Scotland 23 August 2019
Engineering and services provider Bilfinger UK has been awarded multimillion-pound contracts to deliver maintenance services for global chemical producer INEOS at two sites in Scotland, which will see it double its workforce in the country and secure existing roles.
The agreements, which will run over an initial period to January 2021, will see Bilfinger UK deliver scaffolding access, insulation, painting, asbestos management and passive fire protection services to the INEOS Chemical Infrastructure Assets in Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth and the Forties Pipeline System (South) Assets at Kinneil.
The Grangemouth contract represents a new agreement for the business and includes the option of a two-year extension. Bilfinger UK will employ 110 people at the site, which is one of INEOS’ largest manufacturing sites globally, producing 1.3 million tonnes of chemical products each year.
The Forties Pipeline deal is an extension of a previous agreement signed in 2017, where the business currently employs 110 people. The pipeline system transports up to 40% of the UK’s crude oil from the North Sea to INEOS’s processing facility at Kinneil, close to the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical complex. Under the contract, Bilfinger UK will deliver maintenance services to several onshore assets that form part of the Forties Pipeline System.
Phill Maurer (pictured), MD for Bilfinger UK, says: “The awarding of these contracts consolidates our significant footprint in the oil and gas and petrochemicals sectors, securing continuous employment in Central Scotland. They demonstrate our capability to deliver maintenance works on a major scale.
“The INEOS Grangemouth site and the co-located FPS Kinneil asset is a large, complex facility that presents significant opportunities from a maintenance perspective. We have developed a sophisticated programme of support that puts safety first while delivering high levels of efficiency. Our maintenance concept will help underpin the reliability and productivity of the plants.”
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