Bilfinger UK has been appointed as maintenance and projects partner on a six-year contract by Essar Oil UK to carry out services at facilities on its Stanlow site in Cheshire.
Works will include mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, access, insulation, painting, and asbestos management and removal. The six-year contract will be delivered under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance service line.
Essar Oil UK is sited on a 770-hectare industrialised area of Ellesmere Port.
Bilfinger UK has provided multidisciplinary project and turnaround services for Essar Oil UK for several years, and this strategic decision to also award the maintenance contract to the company represents “the next step in the strong relationship between Bilfinger UK and Essar Oil UK at the refinery”.
Phill Maurer, managing director at Bilfinger UK, said: "This six-year agreement is testament to the exceptional work and safety performance delivered by the site team and represents a significant addition to our portfolio of support partnerships at major facilities across the UK. This award comes after many months of working with Essar Oil UK to understand the vision they have for the Stanlow refinery and aligning the global capabilities of our business with the maintenance and engineering needs they have at the site.”
Jon Barden, chief operating officer at Stanlow, said: “I welcome Bilfinger UK as our lead partner for the delivery of mechanical, scaffolding, insulation, painting and electrical and instrumentation services at the Stanlow and Tranmere locations.”
About 200 employees will be dedicated to maintenance and projects services for Essar Oil UK. The refinery plays a strategic role in the UK economy, supplying 16 per cent of all road transport fuels. It is also a large regional employer with more than 900 staff, an additional 800 on-site contractors and a further 5,000 people employed indirectly through the extended supply chain.
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