AMEC awarded 60m contract by EDF Energy for gas storage facility extension

18/08/2010


London, United Kingdom (19 August, 2010) "- AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded a contract worth over £60 million by EDF Energy to extend a gas storage facility in Cheshire.

The contract, at the Hill Top Farm facility at Warmingham, will see AMEC design, install and commission the filtration and compression facilities, after-cooling, de-hydration, metering and utility equipment. This award extends AMEC's long history with Hill Top as the existing two facilities at the plant were originally designed and engineered by the company. The work will enable EDF Energy to significantly increase its gas reserves, and therefore contribute to the security of the UK's gas supplies.

Engineering will start immediately with planned completion in July 2012, after which AMEC will be well positioned for future asset maintenance work.

Neil Bruce, Executive Director of AMEC said: "I am delighted that our good and wide-ranging long-term relationship with EDF, combined with our extensive gas storage expertise, has led to this significant award.  It is another step towards realising our Vision 2015 strategy to become the leader in engineering and project management services for the natural resources, nuclear, clean energy, water and environmental sectors."
 
Mark O'Brien EDF Energy's Director, UK Gas Storage, said: "We're very pleased to be working with AMEC on this latest facility at the Hill Top Farm Gas storage facility. AMEC's expertise in gas storage infrastructure together with their experience of the existing facilities at Hill Top makes them best placed to carry out this work. This project will provide valuable capacity at a time when the UK is looking to increase its gas storage capabilities and will support EDF Energy's gas strategy in helping us to provide secure supplies to our power stations and our customers." 
 
This work further reinforces the long-standing relationship AMEC has with EDF, supporting their lower carbon strategies. Significant project awards include EDF Energy's combined-cycle gas turbine power station at West Burton, UK, and most recently, a contract to support EDF Energy's nuclear new build operations in the UK as part of their Architect Engineer organisation.

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