Altrad bags £24m maintenance contract for Shell in Southern North Sea

Altrad bags £24m maintenance contract for Shell in Southern North Sea

Industrial services firm Altrad has secured a significant three-year contract with Shell for the provision of critical support services in the Southern North Sea. The £24m contract covers the support of Shell's Clipper and Leman Alpha offshore gas platforms and the Bacton gas processing plant, near Great Yarmouth in the UK. The deal has options for two further, one-year extensions...

Altrad support the decommissioning of an offshore gas platform

The UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) contains a range of mature oil and gas assets, many of which are approaching the end of their useful working lives. Decommissioning these assets safely is becoming increasingly important for energy producers and it requires specialist skills and experience. Altrad have supported Worley, and their client Allseas, with a range of services to enable the...

Energy giant to stand trial over death of offshore scaffolder

Offshore Scaffolder Death

BP is facing trial over the death of a scaffolder who fell from a North Sea oil platform. Scaffolder Sean Anderson 43, from the Tyne and Wear, was part of a team carrying out routine maintenance on BP’s Unity platform when the incident happened on 4th September 2014. Mr Anderson worked for the industrial services firm Cape when he fell from...

Altrad appoints new director to support its upstream growth agenda

Altrad has announced the appointment of John Welsh, Client Services Director, to accelerate its upstream growth strategy for the UK continental shelf (UKCS). John Welsh, returns back to his roots to join the enlarged Altrad business, some nine years after leaving Cape plc, a company that was acquired by Altrad back in 2017, wherein he grew the business to be one...

Bilfinger Salamis appoints manager for Southern North Sea business

Maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has appointed Adam Mason as General Manager for its Southern North Sea business. Adam has over 20 years of operational leadership experience in the Oil & Gas service industry, the last 12 of which have been served with Petrofac. Bilfinger Salamis, which supports customers in northwest Europe in the oil, gas and renewable...

Leach’s helps support 300 offshore scaffolders with new kits

A blossoming partnership between Leach’s and Beerenberg has ensured increased tool safety for offshore scaffolders. Oil & Gas Industrial services firm Beerenberg and Leach’s have partnered to create and deliver an all-new high-spec scaffolder’s tool kit, with all tools uniquely tethered to prevent drops from height. The specialist kit has now been delivered to almost 300 offshore oil and gas scaffolders, with...

Altrad secures ‘significant’ offshore contract renewal

Altrad secures 'significant' offshore contract renewal

Altrad has signed a contract renewal for an upstream Oil & Gas operator in the Southern North Sea. The contract renewal announced today (2 Dec) will see Altrad continue to provide fabric maintenance services for one of the leading oil and gas operators in the Southern North Sea, United Kingdom. Altrad told Scaffmag the contract commenced back in April 2020 and will...

Altrad secures North Sea offshore gas platform contract

Altrad secures North Sea offshore gas platform contract

Altrad has announced the penning of a contract for the construction, hook-up and commissioning of the Tolmount gas platform in the Southern, North Sea. The company will be providing temporary access, engineering design, insulation, corrosion and fire protection, rigging and LOLER support to enable the hook-up and commissioning of the Tolmount offshore gas platform. Altrad has said the contract will commence...

Offshore workers laid off without option for government’s coronavirus support scheme

A number of offshore workers at Bilfinger Salamis have been laid off without the option to use the government's coronavirus support scheme According to Energy Voice, the workers have said they have been “hung out to dry” and “abandoned” by their Aberdeen-based employer Bilfinger Salamis. The offshore services firm has terminated workers on fixed-term contracts. Some onshore staff on probation periods...

Coronavirus scare on two North Sea platforms

Mariner platform

The Mariner platform in the UK North Sea has confirmed it is responding to a suspected case of Coronavirus on board. Its Norwegian owners Equinor said it has mobilised emergency response support and has undertaken its “isolation procedure” with the suspected infected worker. According to reports, the worker reported mild symptoms yesterday morning. ScaffMag understands that the Mariner A platform which is...

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