ENGINEERING giant Amec has clinched its second major order within a month.
The firm, which employs more than 500 at its Darlington and Wynyard sites, recently won a £32m contract for the modification and extension of the Teesside Gas Processing Plant (TGPP) at Seal Sands.
Now the company has sealed another multi-million pound order, from international oil heavyweight BP.
The latest contract will be handled by Amec’s Wynyard site, which will carry out engineering and project management work on BP’s UK oil storage terminals.
The initial phase of work ends later this year but the option of two, one-year extensions has been built into the contract.
John Pearson, MD of AMEC’s Europe & West Africa business, said: “BP is one of our key long-standing customers, so I’m delighted to see our already formidable portfolio of work for them extended by this excellent contract.
“I am also proud to see that our experience and capabilities are again helping to maintain the UK’s energy supply.”
Amec, which employs 22,000 people in around 40 countries, is aiming to continue the impressive growth it achieved last year.
Last year the company posted a 27% leap in profits to £258.2m, while other engineering firms struggled to recover from a damaging recession.
Much of that growth has been powered by a host of major contract wins - many in the oil and gas industry.
Last year it was awarded a £60m order by EDF Energy to extend a gas storage facility in Cheshire.
Amec also carried out design work on the £600m Gateway Underground Gas Storage Project in the Irish Sea off Barrow-in-Furness.
The company has also boosted revenues through a series of acquisitions, including environmental and engineering consultancy Entec and Australian commercial management firm Currie & Brown.
Earlier this year Amec also bought Aberdeen-based qedi, a project services firm serving international oil companies in the UK, Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, the Caspian and Australia.