Our European operations encompass the UK, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Russia, Spain, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway and Uzbekistan. During the past 12 months we have seen significant growth in personnel in Bulgaria (45% increase) and a 15% increase in INTECSEA.
Operations in Europe
Key health, safety and environment recognitions awarded recently include the Silver Award from the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents and the International Safety Award from the British Safety Council. Major safety milestones achieved this year included four million hours worked without a Lost Workday Case on the Tengizchevroil project in Kazakhstan.
Our Hydrocarbons sector has experienced ongoing growth in the mega-projects portfolio to include the Integrated Gas Development Project for the ADNOC group of companies, the pull-through award of the next phase of the Kashagan development in Kazakhstan and the lead office for the first chemical complex in ChemaWEyaat’s Chemicals Industrial City in the United Arab Emirates. Additional growth was experienced in the offshore sector through the award of the ConocoPhillips Jasmine Project and Chevron’s Rosebank Project (INTECSEA) in the United Kingdom.
Recent Select contracts awarded in the past year include the Kårstø refinery and LNG onshore plant for StatoilHydro, an FLNG study and a number of Sulphur Recovery Unit projects including the Angarsk (Rosneft) Refinery project in Russia and a debottlenecking study for Dovletabad in Turkmenistan.
Our power operation continues its successful relationship with NEK in Bulgaria through the extension of our architect-engineer role into the project execution phase of the Belene nuclear power plant. Geographical focus has been expanded with the key award of the Armenia and Egypt Nuclear Power Plants. Technology expanded in Europe through the award of the EPCM contract for 880MW gas turbine combined cycle power plant in Varna, Bulgaria. Our European power operations also continue in renewable energy with ongoing work in the solar sector in Spain.
WorleyParsons EcoNomicsTM division in Europe and Africa in conjunction with alliance partners has won an Indefinite Delivery Agreement with the International Finance Corporation that has already resulted in a number of climate change risk case studies and engineering risk assessments. EcoNomicsTM has also been awarded contracts with the World Bank, Shell and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
Our Minerals & Metals business consolidated its position in Kazakhstan over the past year through its ongoing provision of engineering and project management services to Kazakhmys plc.
Rosenberg WorleyParsons delivering to the Knarr Development
Rosenberg WorleyParsons AS has been awarded a contract by Subsea 7 for fabrication of the 12 tie-in spools as part of the subsea scope of BG’s development of the Knarr field.
WorleyParsons acquires leading Norwegian firm
WorleyParsons is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Bergen Group Rosenberg AS (“Rosenberg”) for a cash consideration of NOK 1,088m (including more than NOK 200m of acquired cash). Rosenberg is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA, a listed Norwegian company. Completion of the acquisition is expected by the end of February 2013.