BP has awarded a £36m contract to Amec Foster Wheeler to provide additional living quarters, for the company’s Life Extension Project on the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) located 240km east of Aberdeen, UK in the Central North Sea.

According to Amec, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract was awarded under the company’s global agreement with BP to provide engineering and project management services for BP’s offshore developments globally.

Extending the life of the platform to 2030, the BP ETAP project will also improve the field’s operating efficiency.

"Extending the life of the platform to 2030, the BP ETAP project will also improve the field’s operating efficiency."

The contract is performed by 90 Amec Foster Wheeler people.

Consisting of 16 modules, the additional living quarters will also create space for an additional 26 beds.

The modules will sit on a grillage support with sliding connectors, which allow enough movement to accommodate for the flex and stress from the weight of the new structures.

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Amec Foster Wheeler Upstream Asset Solutions managing director Alan Johnstone said: "We are delighted to be supporting BP’s rejuvenation of ETAP as they continue to invest in the North Sea.

"We’ve been working with BP for more than 35 years, delivering safe and efficient solutions and this contract award is another example of Amec Foster Wheeler combining our leading brownfield and EPC expertise and bringing new ways of working into the oil and gas industry."

ETAP is a network of nine smaller oil and gas fields in the Central North Sea covering an area up to 35km in diameter.