AMEC wins multi-million oil and telecoms contracts

AMEC announced today that it has been awarded multi million pound contracts to provide construction, design and engineering services to Crown Castle International and Hyundai Heavy Industries.

AMEC has been awarded a contract estimated to be worth £20 million by Crown Castle International, the UK’s largest independent provider of structures for mobile communications equipment.

The initial two-year contract will involve the design and construction of hundreds of telecommunications structures across the country.

Crown Castle currently has over 4000 operational sites in the UK, as well as operations in other countries. The company is seeking to extend its portfolio as demand for capacity increases and new third generation (3G) mobile services are introduced.

Separately, AMEC and industry partner Fluor have been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide design, engineering and project management services for ExxonMobil’s Kizomba ‘B’ floating production and offloading (FPSO) facility.

Kizomba ‘B’ is the second in the series of Kizomba FPSO’s. In November 2001, AMEC announced its selection for the design, engineering and project management of ExxonMobil’s similarly sized Kizomba ‘A’ floating production facility.

Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea will carry out the main contract for production of the FPSO hull and topsides, which will be fabricated in Hyundai’s Ulsan yard in South Korea.

AMEC and Fluor, through their strategic alliance for offshore floating production facilities, will provide design and engineering for the topside facilities and support the Hyundai project management team in the overall execution of the project. Oil production from Kizomba ‘B’ is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2005.

The 81,000 tonne Kizomba ‘B’ facility will be 285 metres long, 63 metres wide and 32 metres high. It will be capable of storing 2.2 million barrels of crude oil in its lower hull facilities while processing 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It will be permanently moored in water depths of 1,005 – 1,280 metres (3,300 – 4,200 feet).