US oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has announced the award of a “multi-million” deal at its Mossmorran facility to engineering firm Bilfinger.
The German company will provide preventative maintenance at both ExxonMobil’s Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) at Mossmorran and the Braefoot Bay tanker terminal.
It is a seven-year contract.
ExxonMobil described the deal as a “multi-million pound agreement” but would not disclose the exact contract amount.
The Bilfinger deal will see around 55 personnel transferring to Fife.
Phill Maurer, Managing Director at Bilfinger UK, said: “This seven-year agreement is testament to the strong relationship we’ve formed with ExxonMobil and is a significant addition to our portfolio of support partnerships at major facilities across the UK.
“Our experience and breadth of expertise means we’re ideally placed to deliver a well-managed maintenance strategy focused on achieving the best possible outcome for ExxonMobil.
“We look forward to welcoming our new Fife colleagues to Bilfinger.”
Last week, Exxon’s Mossmorran bosses announced a £140 million investment in the plant to reduce flaring.
The petrochemical giant has come under increasing pressure to tackle flaring at the plant in recent years.
The work will create 850 temporary jobs over the next 12 months.
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.
“Many contract personnel have worked with us for a long time and have extensive knowledge of the plant. We are delighted they will transfer over to the new supplier and continue their relationship within FEP.”