Engineering firm awarded £46 million contract

Engineering firm awarded £46 million contract

GE Oil and Gas is to benefit from a global contract worth £730m in total to supply power generation and subsea equipment to the Greater Gorgon gas field off the west coast of Australia.

The company’s Nailsea site will be supplying high tech production control systems, worth £46m, to the Gorgon Project, which is one of the world’s largest untapped natural gas fields.

Dean Arnison, Nailsea managing director, said: “We are delighted that GE advanced subsea control systems have been selected by Chevron for the Gorgon natural gas fields project, which will supply cleaner energy to markets in the Asia Pacific region.

“Our Nailsea site is a world centre of excellence and it’s a credit to the local expertise we employ and the reliability of our advanced subsea controls equipment that we have been selected for this important project which is shaping the future supply of world energy.

“The contract win builds on our investment in Nailsea.”

In October a new Subsea Monitoring and Remote Technology Centre was opened at the site in Nailsea.

GE invested more than £3.2m in this development and others at the site in 2009.

(Source: Southwestbusiness.co.uk: 10 March 2010)

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Published 17 March 2010