WGPSNWorking Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (International Astronomical Union)
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WGPSN has been operating at The Heath for more than a decade and in recent years a number of engineers and designers have joined the company's Runcorn operation, hence the need for more space.
Dave Stewart has been appointed as CEO of Wood Group PSN (WGPSN).
As per the contracts, Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will be providing brownfield front end engineering design, detailed engineering, project management, procurement services, system completion and commissioning support for operations and start-up on a significant onshore asset in southern Iraq, under the two contracts.
David Buchan, WGPSN's Eastern Europe, Russia, Caspian and Middle East (ERC & MER) managing director said: This major contract builds on our strong partnerships with clients in Iraq.
Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will deliver operations and maintenance services to the Alba Northern platform, Alba floating storage unit, Captain floating production, storage and offloading vessel and Captain wellhead protector platform, under the one year contract that extends an agreement in place since 2010.
James Crawford, managing director of WGPSN in the UK and Africa, said: This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we believe it is the right one to proactively meet the continuing cost and resourcing challenges affecting the UK North Sea oil and gas sector.
Extending a contract in place since April 2010, Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will continue to deliver operations, maintenance and technical support across Nexens North Sea offshore assets; the Buzzard, Scott and Golden Eagle platforms.
David Buchan, WGPSN's eastern region managing director, said: "Wood Group has a 40 year history of working with BP across their global assets and this new contract award is reflective of the strong relationship we maintain with this key client, built on collaboration and continued excellence and assurance in our service delivery.
WGPSN generating around 200 new job opportunities, will be supporting the platforms like: Chirag, Central Azeri - Production Drilling Quarters, Central Azeri - Compression and Water Processing, East Azeri Production Drilling Quarters, West Azeri- Production Drilling Quarters, Deep Water Gunashli - Drilling & Utility Quarters, Deep Water Gunashli - Pressure Compression and Water Utilities and Shah Deniz Stage 1.
Last August a host of new solar-system names were approved by the 22nd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union held in the Netherlands I With Magellan's mission to Venus now complete, the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) is still in need of hundreds of female names to use for craters, coronas, and other features Most of the newly approved crater names are female first names from different countries, like Elena (Italy), Gudrun (Norway), and Olga (Russia).
Teesside Rigging & Lifting already provides training for some of the major offshore companies including WGPSN and Petrofac.
In the UK, WGPSN now employs more than 8,000 people working onshore and offshore.