Scotland-based technical and engineering services provider Wood has secured a contract from Shell to deliver asset management services to the Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project in the Philippines.
As per the six-year contract, Wood will provide maintenance services, modifications and shutdown support to Shell’s onshore facilities in Batangas and offshore assets in the Malampaya field, near Palawan Island.
Wood will support the contract through its established local presence in Manila and regional upstream hub in Kuala Lumpur. This contract will create 60 new jobs.
Wood CEO Robin Watson said: “This win is a powerful example of a revenue synergy achieved by the combination of Amec Foster Wheeler and Wood Group’s broad capabilities and depth of experience.
“As Wood, we bring together our successful track record and local knowledge developed from working on these offshore assets and onshore gas plant, and our strong global operations and maintenance expertise.
“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.
“We look forward to partnering with Shell to ensure safety and maximise productivity, across the Malampaya facilities.”
The latest contract further boosts Wood’s support to the Malampaya project. It has been offering integrity management of subsea pipelines since 2001.
The Malampaya deepwater gas-to-power project is said to be one of the largest investments in the history of the Philippines.
The natural gas-based project supplies 3,200MW of power to meet approximately 30-50% of the power generation requirements in the Philippines.