Essar Oil UK has appointed Bilfinger UK as its maintenance and projects partner at its site in Stanlow, Cheshire.
The six-year contract will be delivered under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance service line and will include the delivery of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, access, insulation, painting, and asbestos management and removal services.
Bilfinger UK has successfully provided multi-discipline project & turnaround services to Essar Oil UK for many years, and this strategic decision to also award the maintenance & projects contract to Bilfinger UK represents the next step in the strong relationship between the two companies at the Stanlow Refinery, sited on a 770 hectare industrialised area of Ellesmere Port.
Phill Maurer, MD at Bilfinger UK, said: “This six-year agreement is testament to the exceptional work and safety performance delivered by the site team and represents a significant addition to our portfolio of support partnerships at major facilities across the UK. This award comes after many months of working with Essar Oil UK to understand the vision they have for the Stanlow refinery and aligning the global capabilities of our business with the maintenance and engineering needs they have at the site.”
Jon Barden, Chief Operating Officer at Stanlow Oil Refinery, said: “I welcome Bilfinger UK as our lead partner for the delivery of mechanical, scaffolding, insulation, painting and electrical and instrumentation services at the Stanlow and Tranmere locations. We look forward to developing a successful long term relationship where both parties work collaboratively to deliver improvements in our collective safety and business performances to benefit our respective employees and owners.”
Approximately 200 employees will be dedicated to maintenance and projects services for Essar Oil UK.