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Amec in 500m North Sea contract win

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Amec employs about 3,000 people in Aberdeen

International engineering company Amec has won a three-year extension to a contract in the southern North Sea, with Shell ONEgas.

The contract is worth £176m a year and is for services which include engineering and maintenance, as well as back office support.

The work covers 54 southern North Sea offshore assets and gas plants in the Netherlands.

Up to 1,000 people are employed by the venture.

Amec has secured an extension to the contract with its joint partners Jacobs and Stork.

ONEgas is a combined business unit of Shell UK Exploration and Production and Dutch oil and gas company NAM.

John Pearson, managing director of Amec's Europe & West Africa business, said: "Our excellent performance over the last 18 months, with our business improvement drive, has set us up for this award, which has taken a huge amount of effort from our staff."

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