30 January 2020
PBS awarded contract to deliver General Maintenance & Operations Support services to Total Exploration and Production UK assets
Aberdeen – UK oil and gas production company Total Exploration and Production UK (TEPUK), has awarded a General Maintenance and Operations Support Contract (GMOC) to PBS, a recently formed Aberdeen-based consortium. The contract is effective from Q2 2020.
Ponticelli, Brand and Semco joined forces in 2019 to establish PBS, an integrated services consortium led by Ponticelli, to tender and prepare for the implementation of the GMOC project.
Under the terms of the 5-year contract, PBS will manage asset integrity, maintenance and reliability, fabric maintenance, shutdowns and modification projects for all TEPUK operated assets, which currently produce in excess of 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
PBS’s key objective for TEPUK’s UKCS assets is to be the best fit in terms of value, innovation and collaboration. PBS will standardise ways of working across TEPUK assets and make greater use of technology to improve efficiency and reduce operations and engineering costs, whilst maintaining the highest standards in asset integrity, safety or environmental performance.
Commenting on the contract award on behalf of the PBS consortium, Thierry Le Gangneux, Group Executive Vice-President and Director for Ponticelli UK Limited, said: “This award represents an exciting formation of a new consortium based on shared values, visions and the need for change within the industry. We have worked with Total previously in Europe and West Africa and this long-standing relationship means we are well positioned and committed to providing safe, reliable and efficient operational support in the delivery of their GMOC in the United Kingdom. By harnessing each of the PBS partners’ specialist capabilities and bringing them together under the consortium, TEPUK will benefit from our decades of collective knowledge and experience from within the wider Ponticelli, Brand and Semco business units.”
This innovative approach will allow PBS to provide the most efficient and flexible service to TEPUK and is a business model that will be transferable to other assets in the UKCS.
About The Ponticelli Frères Group
The Ponticelli Frères Group is one of the main European service suppliers to industrial companies in the energy (oil and gas, nuclear, renewable energy), industrial (chemical, steelworks, pharmaceutical, defence) sectors and large infrastructure works. Ponticelli accompanies its clients all over the world to help them adapt their industrial tools to changes in their sectors. Everywhere, on land and sea, Ponticelli designs, builds, modernises and maintains their production installations to guarantee long-term safety and performance. As a leading engineering, maintenance and construction contractor, Ponticelli relies on the unrivalled efficiency, ingenuity and determination of its 4,000 employees to take on its clients’ most complex challenges. A private, family-owned and independent group since its creation in 1921, Ponticelli’s group turnover in 2019 reached over £600 million.
About Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services
With offices in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services is one of the leading providers of Industrial services to clients primarily in the oil and gas, petrochemical and renewable energy sectors. Its offerings range from scaffolding, rope access, and suspended and powered access to coatings, insulation, fireproofing and heat tracing. As part of the BrandSafway Group, a leading global provider of access, specialized services, and forming and shoring solutions to the industrial, offshore, commercial and infrastructure end markets. Through a network of 330 strategic locations across 30 countries and more than 38,000 employees, BrandSafway supports maintenance and refurbishment projects as well as new construction and expansion plans with unmatched service from expert local labour and management.
About Semco Maritime
Semco Maritime is an international engineering and contracting company dedicated to projects in the energy sector. For more than 30 years, we have been facilitating design, fabrication, service and maintenance of our customers’ assets, providing comprehensive project management across all phases of energy projects. From turnkey engineering solutions to outsourcing of personnel and delivery of components, systems and solutions, we make sure our customers and partners in the energy sector experience safe and cost-efficient solutions. Semco Maritime has 1,400 employees and branches in Denmark, Norway, the UK, Singapore and the US.
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