London, UK | – Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a one-year £125 million Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by BP to build a new refrigeration plant to maintain efficient operations across the Forties Pipeline System.
FPS is a 100% BP-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a capacity in excess of one million barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea. Oil and gas liquids from more than 50 offshore fields and St Fergus flow through pipelines into FPS.
The contract is for BP’s Refrigerated Liquid Petroleum Gas (RLPG) site in Grangemouth, Scotland, which is is part of the company’s Kinneil Liquid Petroleum Gas (KLPG) Chilldown Project.
The RLPG plant currently operates with R22, a colourless, refrigerant gas. EU legislation requires the replacement of R22 and Amec Foster Wheeler provided the conceptual design study identifying R410a as a suitable more environmentally friendly and efficient replacement refrigerant. Without RLPG refrigeration, the Forties Pipeline System would be unable to operate at current operational levels.
John Pearson, group president Northern Europe & CIS, said: “This contract is a great example of how we are using our leading brownfield and onshore engineering experience and expertise to deliver the best solution for our client.
“We have been working with BP at Grangemouth since the 1970s and look forward to providing them with continued safe and efficient operations,” he added.