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UK News Archive: January - March 2003

 Jan - March   April - June   July - Sept   Oct - Dec 
Stork GLT Receives NAM Contract07/01/2003
Stork GLT a consortium containing major engineering contractors and suppliers has received a major contract from NAM to further renovate the Groningen gasfield off Holland.

AMEC/Fluor Daniel Joint Venture win Korean Contract13/01/2003
AMEC and 50/50 joint venture partner Fluor Daniel will participate in South Korea's first offshore gas development. The JV will support production, operations and maintenance activities on the new Donghae-1 field development. Some work destined for Aberdeen.

BP To Sell Forties Field To Apache 14/01/2003
More UK job losses feared as BP announce that it has agreed in principle to sell its stake in the North Sea Forties oilfield to the US independent oil and gas company, Apache.

BP to Upgrade Grangemouth Refinery22/01/2003
BP Grangemouth has won approval to replace its catalytic cracking unit for the refining of motor gasolines following its destruction in a fire in June 2000.

Foster Wheeler awarded Takeda Contract25/01/2003
Foster Wheeler in association with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a new active pharmaceutical ingredients plant near, near Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

Kazakhstan, ChevronTexaco oil dispute resolved25/01/2003
Kazakhstan and a Western oil joint venture have announced they have settled a financial dispute over an ambitious $3 billion expansion project at the giant Tengiz oil field, and that work would finally go ahead.

KBR secures new BHP Billiton contract28/01/2003
KBR's Production Services team, based in Aberdeen, has been awarded a three-year contract for the provision of engineering support services to BHP Billiton's Liverpool Bay asset. New office planned.

Subsea 7 win U.K. contracts from BP3/02/2003
Subsea 7, based in Aberdeen, has won two major North Sea contracts from BP Exploration Operating Co. Ltd.

Shell Expro not pulling out of Aberdeen3/02/2003
Shell Expro has again dismissed rumours it is set to leave Aberdeen. A spokeswoman for the oil and gas company has been reported as saying: "We are not pulling out."

AMEC Awarded Sakhalin II Contract3/02/2003
AMEC has been awarded a contract to undertake the next stage of detailed engineering, project management and construction support on the Sakhalin II offshore development in the Russian Far East.

Transco Awards Major Pipeline Contract4/02/2003
Transco has awarded a major contract to Entrepose as part of a £50m project to construct a new high-pressure gas pipeline in the north east of Scotland.

AMEC wins BP Grangemouth Work5/02/2003
AMEC has extended its activities at BP Chemicals' Grangemouth petrochemical complex in Scotland with the award of a contract to carry out scheduled plant maintenance overhauls on three major chemical production units during 2003.

Weatherford Awarded $20 Million Contract6/02/2003
Weatherford International Ltd. has announced that it has been awarded a five year contract by Norsk Hydro to work in the Grane Field, in the North Sea.

FW awarded BP's Clean Fuels Gasoline Project6/02/2003
Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by BP for the engineering, procurement and construction management phase of the Clean Fuels Gasoline Project for its Coryton refinery.

Costain in Botswana Joint Venture7/02/2003
The Costain Group, in joint venture with major shareholder Kharafi, will carry out the Palapye Village Sanitation project in Botswana for the Department of Water Affairs.

AMEC win 5 Year Maintenance Contract from ESSO10/02/2003
AMEC has won a 5 year contract to provide engineering maintenance services for Esso's oil refinery and ExxonMobil's chemical plant at Fawley near Southampton.

Revenue Attacks Family Businesses21/02/2003
The PCG reports that S660A ICTA 1988 is increasingly being (mis)interpreted by elements within the Revenue to say that the spouse of a contractor who owns shares in the business but does not work for the business may not receive dividends from it.

Shell Aawrds Platform contract to SLP24/02/2003
SLP Engineering Ltd. of Lowestoft has been awarded a £40 million contract for platform construction from Shell U.K. Exploration and Production. The award is for two platforms.

New Name for DNO Fileds in North Sea28/02/2003
DNO reports that the West Heather and North Terrace oil accumulations in the North Sea, located some 8 km west of the Heather platform, are to be defined as a single Field.

Foster Wheeler wins Schering-Plough Contract1/03/2003
Foster Wheeler has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for Phase 2 of Schering-Plough's multi-product active pharmaceutical ingredient plant in Tuas, Singapore.

Shell to cut 350 North Sea Jobs17/03/2003
Shell Expro have announced 350 jobs are to be cut from their North Sea operations. It is thought that around 210 will be contractors.

Wood Group win Talisman Contract18/03/2003
Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd (WGENS) has been awarded an upgrade contract by Talisman Energy (UK) Limited for the Tartan V4LP production separator.

Technip Offshore win Ramco Seven Heads Contract18/03/2003
Technip Offshore win pipelines and subsea infrastructure EPIC contract from Ramco Seven Heads Limited for their Seven Heads development in the North Celtic Sea Basin, South West Ireland.

Jacobs Receives Janssen API Contract25/03/2003
Jacobs have received a contract from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. to provide engineering services for the development of a new 3 Production Module active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing facility at Janssen's existing site in Ireland.

Glaxo Jobs Fears27/03/2003
700 jobs are thought to be at risk following a proposed deal to buy the GlaxoSmithKline plant in Montrose falls through.


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