Shares in AMEC were up on the FTSE 100 in afternoon trading after the engineering company said it had secured a £140 million deal with BG Group.

Under the deal AMEC will provide engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and project management services to all of BG Group's facilities in the North Sea for a three year period.

This month BG began installing additional living quarters on its North Everest platform in a bid to increase capacity.

John Pearson, Managing Director of AMEC's Europe and West Africa business, said, "I am proud of our proven performance, safety record and drive for continuous improvement, all of which I am sure have helped us secure this award. We look forward to another three years of excellent delivery for BG Group and for the North Sea."

Alan Johnstone, Operations Director for AMEC, commented, "Recently, our BG Group contract team celebrated their latest achievement of reaching over four million man-hours without a Lost Time Incident (LTI). This new award is testament to their excellent performance and to the trust BG Group has placed in us to deliver for the future."

By 13:55 shares in AMEC were up 0.25 per cent on the FTSE 100 to 1,196.00 pence per share.