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Wood’s warm welcome as major oil refinery contract starts

JANUARY 1 marked the start of the multi-million pound maintenance contract with Wood for Total Lindsey Oil Refinery. 

Wood’s warm welcome as major oil refinery contract starts

The five-year contract, awarded in October, will see the British company head up mechanical, electrical and instrumentation work as part of the overall plan to continue the strong performance of the North Killingholme refinery. 

Jean-Marc Durand, general manager at TLOR, said: “2017 was an excellent year for the refinery and I thank everyone on the site for their hard work and commitment to our business. 

“We can now look forward to further investment projects at the refinery which will continue to build upon our competitiveness. 

“Our partnership with Wood will provide strength of maintenance for the site.”

The transition to the new contract started at the end of last year where 88 staff were transferred to Wood.

Jerome Arnaud, maintenance manager at TLOR, said: “We wanted to maintain the on-site experience and knowledge that we have on our site while challenging ourselves to different ways of working. We are pleased that the transition phase has been completed successfully and Wood are now integrating into our business.”

Wood brings an experienced team, which is now based on the site. 

Steve Henry, business manager for Wood, said: “Our employees are working on site providing fresh guidance and support. The team will be ensuring that planning, scheduling and execution of works all run smoothly while keeping our number one focus on safety and assurance.” 

Wood has already worked extensively with Total. In 2015 the Aberdeen-based company secured a five year contract to deliver engineering procurement, constructions and commissioning services to four of Total’s offshore assets and two onshore facilities.

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