Engineering and maintenance provider Bilfinger UK has won a seven-year partnership with ExxonMobil Chemical Limited (ExxonMobil) to provide preventative maintenance at its Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP).
The multimillion-pound agreement will see Bilfinger UK become the embedded provider of maintenance services at the Mossmorran facility and the Braefoot Bay tanker terminal on the Forth in Scotland.
It is estimated that the contract - part of ExxonMobil's £20 million annual maintenance spend at the facility - will see Bilfinger UK deploy up to 100,000 man-hours annually on inspection programmes as well as mechanical, process and infrastructure maintenance.
Bilfinger UK's base in Grangemouth has taken over from the incumbent provider and about 55 personnel will be transferring under TUPE arrangements.
The FEP contract extends the existing relationship between ExxonMobil and Bilfinger UK, which also provides specialist services to the ExxonMobil facility in Fawley, Hampshire.
Jacob McAlister, plant manager of the Fife Ethylene Plant, said: "Preventative maintenance is key to the safe and reliable operations at FEP.
"ExxonMobil's Fife Ethylene Plant operates under the most demanding of engineering standards and it is vital that we chose a contractor with the knowledge, expertise and innovative solutions to ensure these are met the first time, every time."