Frames has been awarded a long term goods and services purchase contract with ONEgas - the combined business unit of Shell UK and the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM). The three year contract, with an optional two years extension, covers the offshore services & maintenance of all NAM platforms in the North Sea.
NAM is de-complexing the current portfolio of platforms by making converting manned platforms to normally unmanned installations (NUI) or to remove functionality from existing platforms to reduce maintenance costs. Under the contract, Frames will be preferred supplier for services and maintenance related to hydraulic systems on the NAM platforms including pressure and leak tests, hydraulic power units and wellhead control panels, for example.
Frames offers a complete Maintenance Management service for offshore platforms in the North Sea based on its expertise in flow control and hydraulic systems. For the NAM/Shell maintenance contract, Frames service engineers will use the "Walk to Work" (W2W) vessels the "Kroonborg" and "Kasteelborg" to access the platforms rather than helicopter. This will allow engineers to stay on-site for longer to complete their service and maintenance work.
Frames has worked with Shell and NAM for over 30 years on many onshore and offshore projects. The ONEgas contract further consolidates Frames’ Services & Maintenance activities in the North Sea. Commenting on the contract award, Evert-Henk van Oostenbrugge, Sales Manager Services, Frames, said, “We have proven to be a reliable partner for Shell/NAM thanks to Frames’ commitment to quality, project performance and advanced knowledge of oil and gas processes as a whole, and the NAM platform installations in particular.”