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How to get that first trip offshore

Working & living offshore The working hours on most installations are normally 12hr shifts and in the North Sea it is normal to spend two or three weeks offshore and then two or three weeks onshore – whether you work 2/2, 2/3 or 3/3 depends on the company you work for. Generally speaking holiday entitlement is included in the time off....

Pictures: Offshore storm damages scaffolding

Incredible images have emerged of recent offshore storm damage to scaffolding on Shell's Brent Delta Rig. Scaffolding has been left seriously damaged and precariously dangling from Shell’s Brent Delta after storm weather battered the platform. The Delta platform is 300m high – double the height of the London Eye and equal to the height of the Eiffel Tower. A Shell spokesperson said to...

Cape announce recruitment drive for offshore scaffolders

Cape today announced a large recruitment drive for a new £multi-million high profile North Sea offshore maintenance project. The news was announced this morning on Cape's onshore recruitment Facebook page. They are looking to fill among others, 104 offshore scaffolding positions and 72 painters/blasters. Cape said this work will start to mobilise as early as March and will last through...

BILFINGER Salamis wins £100m North Sea work

BILFINGER Salamis has won North Sea work contracts worth more than £100m in total in a sign that there is still business being done in the area in spite of the oil price slump. The oil services business said it has own a series of deals in the last three months from clients including Taqa Bratani and Apache, both of...

Offshore Scaffolding Safety Alert Issued In Australia

The NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) has issued a safety alert after the investigation found a list of failures after a major scaffolding incident on-board an offshore platform in Australia What Happened? A scaffolder was dismantling a scaffold structure outboard of an offshore platform at a height of approximately 15 metres above the sea when a vertical scaffolding tube (a ‘dropper’) that was supporting...

Bilfinger Salamis fined £100,000 after death of offshore worker

Bilfinger Salamis

Bilfinger Salamis UK Ltd have been fined for serious safety failings following an incident in which a rope access worker died after plunging 23 metres from a platform into the sea. Lee Bertram, then 37, from Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, was working for Bilfinger Salamis UK Limited on a Shells Brent Charlie platform in the North Sea when the incident happened...

Search underway for man missing from North Sea Rig

North Sea Rig

A search is still underway tonight after a man was reported missing from a North Sea rig. The 49-year-old man who, according to unconfirmed reports on social media is a scaffolder from the Aberdeen area. The man was reported missing at around 9:20pm yesterday from the Noble Lloyd Noble installation, located in the Mariner Field approximately 90 miles (150km) east of...

Cape wins new offshore Clair Ridge contract worth £9.8M

Cape plc has been awarded a new offshore Clair Ridge contract with BP worth £9.8M securing 170 Jobs. Cape plc, a leader in the supply of critical industrial services to the energy and natural resources sectors, continues it's current relationship with BP after being awarded a new Clair Ridge contract worth £9.8m, with further future phases added over the next...

Bilfinger Salamis awarded major North Sea contract

Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured over 200 offshore jobs after being awarded a multimillion pound contract with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK. The contract award sees Bilfinger Salamis provide a full range of fabric maintenance, scaffolding and access services to Repsol Sinopec Resources UK’s Piper, Claymore, Tartan, Clyde and Bleo Holm offshore operated assets, as well as the terminal at Flotta. The...

BIS Salamis to support North Sea maintenance project

News sources have today reported that BIS Salamis has been contracted to provide maintenance services for a gas platform in the UK southern North Sea BIS Salamis has been contracted by Perenco UK to deliver a range of services to support the Leman 27 Bravo project Perenco UK which is based in Aberdeen recently secured an offshore barge to provide additional temporary accommodation to support the Leman...

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