LONDON, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cofely, a GDF SUEZ company, has been awarded a contract by BP to supply utilities to the Sullom Voe Terminal (SVT) on the Shetland Islands - one of the largest oil and liquefied gas terminals in Europe. The 11 year deal will also see Cofely leasing the SVT power station and delivering a programme of major maintenance and investment works on the existing energy plant.
The SVT power station supports an electrical demand of 20MW and a thermal demand of 120 tonnes/hour of steam. Cofely's primary responsibility will be to operate the power station to ensure reliable supplies of power and steam - as well as nitrogen and compressed air to the terminal. Power will also be exported to the local Shetland grid under a Power Purchase Agreement.
In addition, Cofely will support an upgrade programme to increase the reliability of the power station and ensure compliance with future legislative changes. Opportunities to improve energy efficiency will also be identified and evaluated as part of the contract.
Paul Rawson, Managing Director of Cofely's Energy Services division, commented: "This is a very significant win for Cofely. It marks both our increasing penetration of the energy intensive industrial sector and the expertise that we are able to demonstrate. SVT is a critical facility to both BP and the nation's fuel security as a whole and we are delighted that BP has chosen Cofely to underpin that security."
Sullom Voe Terminal:
Sullom Voe Terminal (SVT)was built between 1975 and 1981 and covers 1000 acres. Its main purpose is to act as a buffer between the producing fields offshore and tankers waiting to ship oil to refineries worldwide. The terminal has been designed to allow continuous production offshore, even in bad weather. The SVT power station consists of four dual fuel gas turbines each rated at 23MW and fitted with a heat recovery steam generator and a bypass stack. The primary fuel is natural gas with distillate fuel-oil as a back-up.
Cofely, a GDF SUEZ company is Europe's leader in energy and environmental efficiency services. We develop innovative solutions that improve the efficiency of cities, buildings, industry and infrastructure. As a leading service business across public, private and healthcare sectors, we guarantee transformational outcomes - from reducing cost & environmental impact and maximising operational resilience, to improving the quality & efficiency of business processes.
Cofely in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (UK & ROI) has a turnover of £1 billion, and employs over 15,000 people. Cofely operates on 14,000 customer sites throughout the UK & ROI, totalling over 23.6 million sq m. of managed space.
Cofely is part of GDF SUEZ Energy Services, one of the five business lines of GDF SUEZ. GDF SUEZ Energy Services has 90,000 employees and revenues of €14.7 billion in 2013. GDF SUEZ is one of the leading energy providers in the world, active across the entire energy chain. The Group employs 147,200 people worldwide, with a turnover of €81.2 billion in 2013.