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BP vows GBP 300m to upgrade O&G terminal in Scotland

03rd December 2012

BP and its partners set to invest more than GBP 300m at the Sullom Voe terminal in Shetland

BP vows GBP 300m to upgrade O&G terminal in Scotland
Sullom Voe handles production from oilfields in the North Sea and East Shetland Basin through the Brent and Ninian pipeline systems

Oil major BP has announced plans to invest as much as GBP 300m in the coming years to upgrade the Sullom Voe oil and gas terminal in Shetland, Scotland.

The firm plans to build a new gas processing plant over the next five years, in addition to implementing a major maintenance programme to replace ageing plant and pipe work. BP will consider some 600 contractors to implement the scheduled upgrade.

"Given the scale of the work we are going to do on the plant here, and then the potential gas plant that's going to be built at the terminal, we could be talking about investment in excess of £300m,” terminal manager Arthur Spence said.

"We know we have a long and bright future - we have got to start planning for that now so we are going to conduct a major upgrade on the site over the next three to five years around the fabric maintenance of the facility."

Sullom Voe is an oil and liquefied natural gas terminal in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It handles production from oilfields in the North Sea and East Shetland Basin through the Brent and Ninian pipeline systems. It produced 9.2 million tonnes of oil last year

The terminal is operated by BP and handles production from more than two dozen oil fields in the East Shetland Basin, between Shetland and Norway. About 20 different companies have interests in the facility, which.