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Wood Group Mustang awarded £30m North Sea contract

Flare from platform
Image caption The oil and gas production facility will be in the Norwegian North Sea

A Wood Group subsidiary has won an engineering and design contract worth more than £30m for an offshore oil and gas production facility in the Norwegian North Sea.

Wood Group Mustang will carry out the work for the Det Norkse facility in the Ivar Aasen field.

The contract was awarded by SMOE, the project's engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

Wood Group said the work would require peak staffing of about 200 people.

The facility will be located in 112m (367ft) of water.

The topside structure which Mustang will design is scheduled to have a dry weight of about 13,700 tonnes, including 70-bed living quarters.

The project will be undertaken in the London and Kuala Lumpur offices of Wood Group Mustang, with London taking the lead role.

Golden Eagle

Last month, the Aberdeen-based group announced its brownfield services division had won a $50m (£31m) contract for a major UK North Sea development.

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will hook up and commission the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD) project on behalf of Nexen Petroleum UK.

It will provide management, labour, materials, services and equipment for the project.

First oil is expected to flow from that field in late 2014.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen-based oil and gas services company Asco Group has been awarded a five-year contract for supply base services in Norway.

Asco will support Swedish energy firm Lundin's drilling and operational activities in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including the Brynhild and Edvard Grieg fields, as well as exploration drilling in the North Sea.

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