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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....

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

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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...

Pyeroy Opens New Office In Aberdeen

  UK based industrial support and contract scaffold specialist Pyeroy, has opened an Aberdeen office to handle its growing offshore industrial contract work. The company says that the move will create a number of new jobs in the region, including with skills in scaffolding, protective coatings, insulation and asbestos remediation. Pyeroy, is based in Gateshead, employs 1,200 and boasts revenues of around...

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...

Cape Offshore wins new contracts

Cape’s offshore operations in the Far East/Pacific Rim have recently been buoyed by the award of two new contracts: North Rankin B (Heerema) Woodside Heerema, an existing Cape client in the UKCS, has awarded Cape its first contract in Australia with an estimated value of £6m. Mike Harding , Director of Offshore Operations Asia Pacific Rim explains, “Cape has been working...

UPDATE: Offshore North Sea worker who died is named by police

Offshore Death

A worker who died on an offshore oil platform in the North Sea has been named by police. Sean Anderson, 43, from the Tyne and Wear area has been named by police as the scaffolder who died . The Cape employee died after falling from BP's Unity platform at around 4am on Thursday (4th Sep) The man was part of a team...

NSG UK planning offshore expansion after successful six months

Scaffolding and industrial services firm NSG UK says it is planning further moves into the offshore sector after a successful first six months working with energy firm Centrica. The Deeside based company, which works on projects across the UK, has been working on offshore platforms in Morecambe Bay as part of a wider long-term contract with Centrica. NSG UK Intervention...

Experts warn that 35,000 Offshore workers Jobs could be lost in the next five years.

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North Sea oil and gas could lose up to 35,000 jobs in the next five years, industry experts have warned. A recent report by EY, the financial consultants, was commissioned by Oil & Gas UK, Opito, the safety body, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has said that employment in the North Sea oil and gas sector is set to fall...

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...

Union warns possible strike action by North Sea oil contractors

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Offshore contractors are to be balloted on possible industrial action in a row over changes to working conditions. Unite members of the Offshore Contractor Association (OCA) failed to agree with employers on proposals to alter shift patterns and cut pensions. Several oil and gas firms operating in the North Sea have announced plans to axe jobs and reduce salaries. Unite said "knee...

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