Harland & Wolff has signed a five-year Master Services Agreement for the fabrication of large structures with a global oil services company supplying subsea infrastructure across the globe.  The work will be carried out at its Arnish yard, on the Isle of Lewis.

The company has now received its first purchase order under that agreement to fabricate six subsea structures with a contract value of around £3million. These highly specialised structures are used in oil and gas platforms and surrounding infrastructure. Each is capable of withstanding pressures of 430 bar (6235 psi).

These structures will be built over the next 18 months at the company’s Arnish site in a staged delivery programme with an expected completion date in 2025.

Welcoming the contract, John Wood, CEO of Harland & Wolff Group Holdings, said:

“I am delighted that Arnish is recognised as a centre of excellence to deliver critical subsea infrastructure.

“This contract marks a significant step for Harland & Wolff, and builds on the highly technical work the yard has already undertaken on suction anchors, piles and the work it is currently performing for the SeaRose FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading platform).

“These specialised subsea structures are a new product area for us and we expect that successful delivery of this contract will open up significant opportunities for additional contracts in subsea infrastructure in the future.”