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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...

North Sea Worker Falls To His Death Offshore

A worker has died on an offshore oil platform in the North Sea. A Cape employee has died after falling from BP's Unity platform at around 4am this morning (4th Sep) The man was part of a team carrying out routine maintenance on BP's Unity platform when the incident happened. Few details of the incident are known at this stage, but Cape...

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...

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...

Wood Group wins Maersk Culzean field contract

Wood Group

Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by Maersk to deliver mechanical and management services for the hook-up and commissioning of the Culzean gas condensate field in the UK central North Sea. At peak manning, approximately 200 new jobs will be created by the project to support the new three platform, high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) development, which is...

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...

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...

Cape secures new offshore contracts

Cape has secured two new contracts that will provide specialist access services offshore around Australia. Cape will be providing a range of scaffolding services which include design and offshore supervision on the multi billion dollar ExxonMobil Kipper Tuna Turrum project, which is one of the largest domestic gas developments in the East Pacific Ocean. The project has been estimated at 6-8...

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