Grimsby based engineering solutions provider Technica has been chosen to support globally recognised professional services firm WSP, one of the UK’s leading engineering professional services consultancies, ( with specialist EC&I design capabilities.

WSP has been awarded a contract to support J Murphy and Sons Energy Sector for the multi-disciplinary design works associated with a project to expand the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) capacity at National Grid’s Isle of Grain facility in Kent.

Having supported the wider business development efforts for both companies during the bid phase, Technica will now continue to provide WSP with specialist EC&I design capabilities working alongside their own multi-disciplinary designers in the UK and Canada.  Work has already commenced and will continue throughout the remainder of 2022.

Commenting on the award, Technical Director at Technica, Andy Hawkins commented “I am really pleased that the hard work put in by our team has paid off and we can now go on to continue to support WSP with the delivery of this critical project”.

Managing Director of Technica, Richard Law stated “This is the first time we have been engaged by WSP to provide specialist services like this.  I am delighted that our joint efforts have been successful and we look forward to delivering a positive outcome for J Murphy and Sons and National Grid Isle of Grain”.

Technica has a successful track record of delivering design and construction services for LNG facility operators having been involved in over 20 projects Worldwide to provide services including FEED, detailed design and EPC of LNG offloading, processing and storage facilities

About Technica:

For over 15 years, Technica ( has developed the capability to design and deliver complex Electrical, Control, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Process engineering solutions.  They specialise in Fiscal and Non-Fiscal metering, RTU, Fire and Gas, SCADA and industrial automation and control, Local Gas Treatment and the provision of site installation and maintenance.

As an engineering solutions provider they are able to provide a wide range of engineering services including EPC, EPCM and consultancy services to clients and have extensive experience in the successful delivery of CDM projects as both Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.  Technica are experienced in providing ongoing service and maintenance support which includes ongoing asset monitoring, planned and emergency maintenance and independent audit of fiscal metering and analysis equipment.

About National Grid Isle of Grain:

Grain LNG forms part of National Grid Ventures ( It is the leading LNG importation terminal within the UK with a world-class facility delivering the highest standards of performance for its customers.  The Grain LNG terminal is of strategic importance to the UK having 1,000,000m3 of tank space and providing the equivalent of 20% of UK gas demand.  It is the largest terminal in Europe and the eighth largest in the world by tank size and spans an area of 600 acres.  The Capacity 25 project aims to expand the LNG facility through the provision of three boil off gas compressors, two new submerged combustion vaporisers, two new export tank pumps and a new local equipment control room. The project aims to enter commissioning in early 2025 and be ready to provide additional capacity by mid-2025.

About J Murphy & Sons:


For further information please contact

J. Murphy & Sons Limited

Erin Campbell, Head of Communications               +44 (0) 7719 074 550 /



James White                                                                     +44 (0)78 554 32699 /


Notes to Editors:


Murphy & Sons Limited is a leading global, specialist engineering and construction company founded in 1951 that improves lives by delivering world-class infrastructure.


Operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, Murphy provides better engineered solutions to infrastructure sectors including transportation; water; power; natural resources; and construction & property. Headquartered in London, we also have a number of related businesses – Ground Engineering; Utility Connections; Murphy Plant; Highways & Streetworks; Murphy Process Engineering; Pipeline Testing Services; Specialist Welding Services; and Electrical Services. We are specialists in delivering pipelines, design, marine, structural steel, tunnelling, fabrication, bridges and piling, and invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant, equipment and facilities.


Murphy employs around 3,500 engineers, professional managers and skilled operatives around the world. Together, we work as ‘One Murphy’ by directly delivering the people, plant and expertise needed to make projects a success.


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