Aker set to provide support services at Shetland plant

Oil services company Aker Solutions has secured a three-year contract to provide operations and maintenance services to Total E&P UK and its joint venture partner DONG E&P (UK) at the new Shetland Gas Plant (SGP).

The agreement includes provision of operations, maintenance and services support personnel for Total E&P UK at the gas plant, which will receive gas from the Laggan and Tormore fields, west of Shetland.

The contract — the value of which has not been disclosed — is valid for three-and-a-half years with an optional two-year extension. It will involve the creation of up to 150 positions in support of the deal, both on site at SGP and on shore in Aberdeen.