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Mirage attends EIC Northern Contractors update


Mirage Machines joined over 100 delegates at the latest EIC Northern Contractors update in Bolton yesterday.

A number of blue-chip organisations, including AMEC, Alstom, Costain and Jacobs presented their expectations and requirements for current & potential suppliers, an overview of their current projects and their thoughts on issues affecting primarily the UK oil and gas industry, but also power generation, renewables and transport sectors.

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These forums provide the EIC Northern region with a two-way engagement between OEM suppliers, such as Mirage, and the full spectrum of EIC member companies, whilst also building contacts and developing relationships between the suppliers and OEMs/EPC operators, to identify and engage in relevant projects.

Mirage is also a committee member for the EIC Northern region and is able to share its knowledge, expertise and experience directly with those involved in expediting procurement and project delivery, as well as gain greater understanding of current and future industry developments and project demands

This group also offers Mirage an excellent springboard for maintaining contact with its UK customer base, and developing new relationships.

About the EIC

Established in 1943, the EIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a membership of over 650 UK-registered companies who deliver goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.

For more information about the EIC and its members click here http://www.the-eic.com

Contracting levels report

The EIC recently reported back showing the levels of contracting activity have maintained momentum across the global upstream, midstream and downstream sectors through 2014 so far.

The level of major contracting activity across the global oil and gas industry has remained healthy during the last quarter with 136 contracts placed, a slight decrease of 1.5% compared to the previous quarter.


In Q2 2014, a total of 65 major contracts were awarded across 44 upstream developments, rising 25% from 52 awards in Q1 2014, but still well below the activity levels seen in Q2 2013 when 74 major upstream contracts were awarded.

A total of 33 EPC contracts, 18 FEED contracts and 14 subsea/SURF contracts were awarded in Q2 2014.


In Q2 2014, a total of 41 major contracts were awarded across 32 midstream developments, comprising of 31 EPC contracts, 9 FEED contracts and 1 Pre-FEED contract.

There has been only small movement in the number of major contracts awarded since Q1 2014, with an increase of just one contract award in Q2 2014, and there has been a decrease of just 2% from the 42 major contract awards made in Q2 2013. 


In the same period a total of 30 major contracts were awarded across 25 downstream developments, a decrease of 46 awards from Q1 2014.

A total of 21 EPC contracts, 4 FEED contracts and 5 PMC contracts were awarded in Q2 2014.

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Photo Credit: The EIC


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