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The Gas Storage Bergermeer consortium has developed a framework contract, the Standard Storage Services Agreement (SSSA) which will be the basis for both the long term contracts and the annual auctions. The execution version is available for download below.
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TAQA and Fluor reach agreement for gas treatment facility
Jan Willem van Hoogstraten, TAQAs Bergermeer Gas Storage Project Director: "Our choice to work with Fluor is based on two principles: first, the firms tremendous experience and expertise in the field of designing and developing complex and sustainable industrial facilities give us great confidence that our cooperation will be successful and mutually beneficial. Secondly, TAQA has always aimed for the Alkmaar region to economically benefit from the 800 million euros investment that the Bergermeer Gas Storage project entails. In that respect we are very pleased to have found such a high profile firm in Haarlem, the capital of the province of Noord-Holland. Furthermore, a substantial amount of the engineers who will be working on this project lives in the Alkmaar region."
Direct and indirect employment
TAQA currently employs 50 people (full time equivalents, FTES) in the Alkmaar region. During the Bergermeer Gas Storage development phase (2008-2013) this number is expected to increase to approximately 100 FTEs. Suppliers in the region can expect a proportional increase: one TAQA job is expected to equal four supplier jobs.
Outsourcing to local and regional suppliers
At this moment, TAQA annually outsources 8 million euros worth of services. In the development period between 2008 and 2013 hundreds of people will be working on the project, with a maximum of 800 at the peak of the construction process, and TAQA will contract several more suppliers, preferably parties based in the province of Noord-Holland. Apart from Fluor, TAQA has already teamed up with suppliers such as Alliander, DHV, Tennet, Tebodin, Stork and Oranjewoud. TAQA expects to outsource the majority of the total investment of 800 million euros to Dutch companies.