ODE awarded contract to help implement Gassco’s gas terminals integrity review findings

Source: press release, 20 April 2020

Gassco’s Emden receiving facility (photo: Gassco)

Independent operations and engineering services company Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) has been awarded a new contract with Gassco AS to work on the findings of its gas terminals review.

The project is the latest in a 3-year relationship between London-headquartered ODE and Norwegian operator Gassco, which is responsible for safe and efficient gas transportation from the Norwegian Continental Shelf to mainland Europe and the UK. Gassco’s infrastructure includes export processing plants, gas receiving terminals and an 8,300 km network of pipelines and offshore platforms.

A company with an exemplary record in safety performance, Gassco undertook Barrier Integrity Reviews (BIR) across all its European gas terminals to assess existing facility conditions against its high-performance standards. The contract will see ODE work with Gassco to align solutions and co-ordinate implementation plans based on these initial reviews and is scheduled to last approximately nine months.

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic impacting operations around the world, ODE’s work for Gassco will commence immediately, with the project being initiated and coordinated while remote working is in effect for ODE employees.

With offices in London, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, ODE supplies a range of services, including engineering and asset management, to oil and gas and renewables companies around the world. A frame agreement has seen the company provide engineering support to Gassco since 2017.

ODE Project Manager Chris Lomax says, “This key contract award is a great opportunity for ODE to once again support and build on our relationship with Gassco. I am delighted our technical capabilities, asset familiarity, and track record played a part in us securing this latest phase of work with a valued client.”

“The contract demonstrates our client’s continued trust and faith in us, our technical skills, and our ability to successfully deliver and complete critical projects to the highest possible standard,” adds Lomax.

Gassco Project Manager Dag Olav Saeverud says, “ODE has been awarded a technical service contract, and this reflects our past working experiences, the company’s knowledge of our assets, and its capabilities to meet our expectations.”