Cofely, a GDF SUEZ Company, to Operate Power Station at BP's Sullom Voe
LONDON, July 4, 2014
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
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
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.
Contact: Press enquiries: Paul Haddlesey, Market Force, +44(0)1707-665088,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Cofely contact: Niel Scott, Tel: +44 (0)208-221-6530,
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