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Bilfinger secures 150 jobs with North Sea contract extension


Asset lifecycle services contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a significant contract extension, securing employment for over 150 personnel. The contract value or assets involved have not been disclosed, however, the contract extension is for a period of three years, with the option to extend for a further two years. Bilfinger Salamis UK provide a range of lifecycle services to the...

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...

AGC wins $155M Offshore Scaffolding Contract for Australian LNG Project

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A maintenance services company has won a major contract to supply and install scaffolding to the Western Australian (LNG) Ichthys Project. Australia-based maintenance services company AGC, has reported that its subsidiary company MAS Australasia Pty Ltd (MAS), has been awarded a $155 million (AUD 174 million) scaffolding works contract for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG Project in the Browse Basin off Western...

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...

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...

Strike to Hit Shells North Sea Platforms

North Sea oil and gas workers are to strike for the first time in a generation. Almost 400 members of Unite and RMT unions working for Wood Group across eight Shell oil and gas platforms in the North Sea are set to take the action in a dispute over 30% pay cuts and changes to allowances. The first 24-hour stoppage will...

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...

Wood Group wins Shell Brent decommissioning contract

Wood Group Brent Bravo

Wood Group has been awarded a contract to support Shell in the decommissioning of their Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea. Effective immediately, Wood Group will prepare the platform for removal via single lift methodology. This includes conductor removal, structural strengthening and installation of under deck lift points, in addition to the modifications required to enable the platform to...

Scaffolder’s fatal fall ‘a tragic accident’

The death of a Highland scaffolder who fell 130ft from an oil rig was an “unforeseeable tragedy” that could not have been prevented with extra safety regulations, a sheriff has ruled. Lewis MacDonald, 35, died after falling from the Ocean Princess rig, which was docked at Invergordon harbour on the Cromarty Firth, on November 28, 2008. A fatal accident inquiry at...

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...


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