Kenna BlackhallWood Group PSN UK Communications LeadT: +44(0)1224 email@example.comBased in Aberdeen, UK
Kerry SedgeWood Group PSN PR Manager
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Project focus for Wood Group PSN
Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) is creating 150 new jobs in Aberdeen as it outlines plans to introduce a dedicated project delivery arm to its business. The move is designed to enhance the company’s ability to secure and deliver large-scale North Sea projects.
The oil and gas project market worldwide is valued at near £100 billion per annum and WGPSN estimates around 30% of this to be opportunities in the brownfield projects sector, with a value of £30 billion annually.
Andy Mackay, projects business manager at WGPSN explained:
“We have had great success winning and retaining engineering and construction, operations and maintenance and integrated service contracts, establishing a reputation for our capability in these areas. Our ambition now is to further develop WGPSN’s project delivery CV and provide our customers with dedicated project capability, either within or independent of existing contract frameworks.
“Many of our current and potential customers are making significant capital investments in their installations to maximise production volumes. Such projects include subsea tie-backs, the addition of new modules and in some cases new bridge linked platforms to extend the life of existing infrastructure. While we are undertaking studies and some project work in all these areas, we are further developing our capability to offer comprehensive support to all phases of a project from study to hook-up and commissioning.”
WGPSN is currently recruiting skilled project management and project services personnel, and those with experience in engineering, construction and commissioning on major capital projects. The majority of the jobs will be for positions in Aberdeen with opportunities extending to the company’s offices in Glasgow, Runcorn and Hull.
Mr Mackay added: “We are identifying and pursuing project delivery opportunities with both existing UK customers and potential new customers. Our investment and commitment is designed to demonstrate to our customers that we have the competence to successfully deliver larger integrated projects, mobilise a separate project resource without jeopardising modification programmes and, if necessary, execute the project at a different location under a different management structure.”
WGPSN has employed over 1000 new employees year to date in the UK. This brings the company’s UK-based onshore and offshore workforce to over 8300.
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