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Gas storage, compression and distribution

Core capability AMEC is one of the world’s leading engineering companies with a proven track record of delivering a diverse range of complex projects from preliminary study and consultancy through design, procurement, construction, decommissioning and project management.

We have been providing project management, engineering and construction services for all aspects of gas transmission and processing for over 40 years. Our capabilities span all aspects of gas infrastructure development including high pressure transmission, low pressure distribution, compression and underground storage both on and offshore.

AMEC’s work has encompassed some of the harshest environments in the world, including the North Sea, the Arctic, desert and equatorial regions, areas of severe seismic hazards, and logistically challenging locations. We have overcome a wide range of engineering challenges and helped make our customers’ concepts a reality, from the retrofit of new emission control technology onto power stations to the design, construction and installation of unique offshore platforms. With new technology and challenges, integrating capabilities and experiences is key, and we are world leaders in the full range of engineering services from frontend consultancy and engineering through to construction and commissioning.

We are able to transfer and integrate our collective capabilities from our onshore and offshore gas businesses, environmental and consultancy services together with our

pipeline expertise to provide a range of services and solutions to gas development projects. Our suite of services to support such opportunities include: ■ A full life cycle of project management service, providing ■ Engineering, procurement, construction management, supported by, ■ Planning consent, environmental consultation, health and safety expertise

Feasibility study Project conception


Environmental reviews Technology risk review Advance planning



Engineering Site selection & permitting


Advance planning

Upgrades / modifications

Commissioning / startup


This life-of-asset value chain shows the skills we bring - from project conception to upgrades and modifications and the services through which these are delivered during the life cycle of a project.

Solutions for tomorrow AMEC provides major utility customers with flexible solutions covering asset renewals, modification and enhancement, and routine maintenance, often managing major programmes of work on behalf of customers.

AMEC is a proven provider of consultancy, engineering, project management and construction services. We bring first-class project management techniques and tools to bear, which are currently being used worldwide, to deliver programmes of work across the globe. With these skills and our specific gas sector capability, AMEC is well placed to provide tomorrow’s solutions.

AMEC’s strength lies in its long-term relationships with its customers and is based on its experience in oil and gas infrastructure development together with the talent and the skills of its employees.

Relevant Experience


The key service offering of our gas storage, compression and distribution capability Emission Source

Emission Control

Carbon Capture

Power Generating Plant Flue Gas Coal Desulphurisation Oil Limestone Gas Sea Water Balance of Plant NOx reduction Switchgear SCR Transmission nSCR Refining Oil Sands Petrochemicals Steel Manufacture Cement Manufacture Industrial Chemicals Gasification

Acid Gas Sweetening Amine Selexol Rectisol Ammonia Handling Storage Absorption Membrane

Shale Gas Development Due Diligence Technical HSSE Environmental Permitting

Dehydration and Liquefaction

Compression and Pumping

Transmission & Distribution

Storage Onshore & Offshore


Dehydrations Glycol Silica Gel Adsorption Molecular Sieve Joule-Thomson Compression Liquefaction

Compression Stations Above Ground Installations Gas Turbine Electric Drive Variable Speed Pump Stations Hydrocarbons Water Chemical Fuels

Pipeline Onshore Offshore Boosting Pump Compressor Integrated Networks Intermediate Storage Shipping Terminals

Gas Storage Depleted Hydrocarbon Fields Salt Caverns Oil/Gas Field Service Onshore Well Offshore Well Offshore Installations Enhanced Oil Recovery Acid Gas Injection Water Injection WAG Injection

Monitoring Geological Hydrological Environmental Ecological Environmental Impact Assessment

Project: Aldbrough Gas Storage, SSE Key Facts: EPC of gas storage facility including 40 MMSCMD natural gas treatment and 420 MMSCM of high pressure storage.

Project: Wormington Compressor Station, National Grid Key Facts: FEED and EPC for new compressor stations for UK national gas grid reinforcement.

Project: Isle of Grain Pipeline, National Grid Key Facts: Responsible for FEED, detail design, EIA, procurement and construction activities for 21km 900mm 70bar gas pipeline encompassing Ramsar sites.

Project: Project Gateway, Gateway Storage Company Key Facts: FEED for both the offshore and onshore elements of an underground gas storage scheme located in the East Irish sea.

Project: Sakhalin 1, Exxon Neftgas Key Facts: AMEC E&E HSE oversight, data review, aerial photography and geodetic and topographic surveys, and preparation of geotechnical and geohazard reports.

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Project: Keephills Power Plant Extension, TransAlta Key Facts: PM/EPC of 2 x 450 MW pulverised coal fired generating station at Keephills. Steam generator incorporates low NOx burner configuration with overfire air.

Project: Longannet FGD, Scottish Power Key Facts: Sea water Flue Gas Desulphurisation retrofit to 2400MW coal fired power station.

Project: Berri, Saudi Aramco Key Facts: FEED verification and EPC for acid gas removal from ethane-rich gas stream. Included DGA amine acid gas treatment facilities and Claus sulphur recovery units.

Project: Woodford Shale Natural Gas Key Facts: HSSE due diligence for 125 producing wells and 25 miles of pipeline for a gas gathering system.

Safety Project delivery – concept, feasibility, front end, detail, procure, construct, manage - DELIVER! Multi-centre, distributed engineering, global scale – global response 

Gas capability

Core gas experience


AMEC has been providing a full range of services to the oil and gas industry for many decades.

AMEC selects and installs both gas and electric driven compressors and their associated infrastructure. In doing so we provide a bespoke offering to each of our customers, taking full account of capital and life cycle costs, together with performance and environmental considerations to provide the optimum solution to deliver their objectives.

Transmission and Distribution AMEC has been designing and installing high pressure pipelines in the UK and US for some 30 years and has made a significant contribution to the UK transmission network. We are working with a number of geographical utility companies to replace and upgrade their existing low pressure distribution networks for the 21st Century.

Gas Storage We have taken our extensive experience in gas compression and transmission and transferred the skills to these development of natural gas underground storage facilities. AMEC has engineered and constructed three onshore gas storage facilities in the UK which are currently operating, and is actively involved in the development of a further two projects in the UK and Europe. Offshore we are currently helping customers evaluate the technical feasibility and costs of offshore underground storage in the East Irish Sea. 

We have long-term customer relationships with a portfolio of leading national and international oil and gas operating companies, affording us a unique and valuable combination of experience and global perspective. We have unparalleled experience of delivering large and complex projects for our customers – safely, on time and to budget. We are a leading provider of asset support services to the oil and gas industry. Our engineers service more than 200 facilities each day in almost a dozen of the key oil and gas industry locations worldwide, including the Caspian Sea and South-east Asia as well as the UK North Sea. Over 35 years of experience in the challenging North Sea means we are the experts in areas such as operational readiness, hook-up and commissioning, and maintenance integration.

as the UK becomes a net importer of gas, we have transferred those skills to the development of a number of underground gas storage facilities. As deregulated energy markets mature across Europe, the structure of the energy market is changing to reflect the choices each nation is making about securing future supplies in the most cost effective and sustainable way. For example, the UK has not only become a net importer of gas but is also increasingly installing renewable power generation assets on its national grid. This is happening against a background of increasing regulatory pressure, environmental legislation and heightened public scrutiny. Similarly, European energy network operators face a considerable challenge - to install new, replace and refurbish ageing delivery infrastructure while simultaneously reconfiguring their networks to meet these evolving national circumstances.

In the UK we offer a complete range of services across all sectors of the gas delivery network from feasibility study, project execution to asset support. For more than 50 years we have served the national transmission and distribution networks ensuring security of supply to homes and businesses across the UK on behalf of our customers. More recently, 

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AMEC is a focused supplier of high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the world’s oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, water and environmental sectors. With annual revenues of almost £3 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers. The company employs some 22,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide.

AMEC gas capability brochure  

Developed by PPE's Conventional Power & Process business unit, describes AMEC's capability across the gas sector