Aberdeen could benefit from 150 new oil jobs after Wood Group PSN outlined plans to open a dedicated project delivery arm for its business.
The move, which is designed to enhance the company’s ability to secure and deliver large-scale North Sea projects, will see the majority of the oil jobs offered in Aberdeen with opportunities extending to the company’s offices in Glasgow, Runcorn and Hull.
The oil and gas project market worldwide is valued at near £100bn per annum and WGPSN estimates around 30% of this to be opportunities in the brownfield projects sector, with a value of £30bn annually.
Andy Mackay, projects business manager at WGPSN, said: “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.
“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.
“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.