Bilfinger UK secures major six-year Maintenance & Projects contract with Essar Oil UK

February 04, 2021

Bilfinger UK has been chosen as the Maintenance & Projects Partner for a major four-year + two-year contract by Essar Oil UK to carry out a range of services across facilities on its Stanlow site. The services will include mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, access, insulation, painting, and asbestos management and removal. The six-year contract will be delivered under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance service line. 

Bilfinger UK have 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 is a testament to the exceptional work and safety performance delivered by the site team, and represents the next step in the strong relationship between Bilfinger UK and Essar Oil UK at the Stanlow Refinery.

This award comes after many months of working to understand the vision Essar Oil UK have for the site and aligning the global capabilities of Bilfinger with the maintenance and projects elements of this vision. 

Phill Maurer, Managing Director 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.” 

Bilfinger UK employs 4,000 employees in the UK, and approximately 200 employees will be dedicated to maintenance and projects services for Essar Oil UK. Bilfinger’s services for process industry customers include design and build, automated control and electrical systems, installation and commissioning as well as operations and maintenance. This strategic contract award further cements our position as the market leaders for maintenance in the Process Industry.

Essar Oil UK is sited on a 770 hectare industrialised area of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, Stanlow benefits from its close proximity to major North-West metropolises, a robust configuration and reliable, well-maintained assets. The refinery plays a strategic role in the UK economy, supplying 16% of all road transport fuels. It is also a major regional employer with over 900 staff, an additional 800 on site contractors and a further 5,000 people employed indirectly through the extended supply chain.