Offshore Design Engineering (ODE), the independent operations and engineering services company, has announced in an online statement that it has won a new contract with Norway-based GASSCO AS to work on the findings of its gas terminals review.

GASSCO and London-headquartered ODE have already had a successful working relationship for three years. GASSCO is responsible for “safe and efficient gas transportation” from the Norwegian Continental Shelf to mainland Europe and the UK. Its infrastructure includes export processing plants, gas receiving terminals and an 8,300km network of pipelines and offshore platforms.

ODE, which has offices in London, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, supplies services, including engineering and asset management to oil and gas and renewables companies around the world. A frame agreement has seen the company provide engineering support to GASSCO since 2017.

Chris Lomax, ODE Project Manager, said: “This key contract award is a great opportunity for ODE to once again support and build on our relationship with GASSCO. I am delighted our technical capabilities, asset familiarity, and track record played a part in us securing this latest phase of work with a valued client.

“The contract demonstrates our client’s continued trust and faith in us, our technical skills, and our ability to successfully deliver and complete critical projects to the highest possible standard.”

This contract will see ODE work with GASSCO to align solutions and co-ordinate implementation plans based on these initial reviews. It is scheduled to last approximately nine months.

GASSCO has already undertaken Barrier Integrity Reviews (BIR) across all its European gas terminals to assess existing facility conditions against its high performance standards. 

The statement said that ODE’s work for GASSCO on this project will commence immediately – it will be initiated and coordinated while remote working is in effect for ODE employees, given the current Covid-19 pandemic impacting operations around the world.

Dag Olav Saeverud, GASSCO Project Manager, said: “ODE has been awarded a technical service contract, and this reflects our past working experiences, the company’s knowledge of our assets, and its capabilities to meet our expectations.”

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23rd April 2020