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 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...

Cape secures two year contract extension with BP worth £100M


Cape plc, has announced that a new two year contract extension has been secured with BP with an estimated value of £100 million. The contract will secure around 500 jobs for Cape employees providing a range of core services, including access, insulation, coating, passive fire protection and platform services on six North Sea assets and the Forties Pipeline Systems. Joe Oatley,...

BILFINGER Salamis wins £100m North Sea work

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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...

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...

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...

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


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...

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...

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...


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