Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a major contract by Chevron Upstream Europe (CUE) to provide a full range of fabric maintenance services on the company’s North Sea platforms.
The flagship contract, with a potential value of approximately £50 million, runs for three years and has two additional renewal options. The contract builds on the company’s existing partnership with CUE, who Bilfinger Salamis UK has worked with in the North Sea for the last 12 years.
Services provided on Chevron’s assets – Alba North, Alba FSU, Captain WPP, Captain FPSO and Erskine Platform – will include the supply of deck crews, rigging, coatings and insulation work, scaffolding, rope access, specialist cleaning and architectural services.
This work secures continuity of employment for over 80 Salamis employees offshore on Chevron’s assets, and within its project support team onshore.
In the last year, Bilfinger Salamis UK has successfully worked closely with Chevron on its Walk to Work fabric maintenance campaign, the refurbishment of accommodation on the Captain FPSO, and annual platform turnarounds.
Doug Sheal, delivery manager at Bilfinger Salamis UK commented:
“We see this long-term contract award as an opportunity to invest further in our people and the equipment assigned to Chevron and further cement our positive working relationship. The contract award to Bilfinger Salamis UK builds on our existing track record, relationships and knowledge of the assets in a seamless manner without disruption to crews work plans or safety culture.
“Our knowledgeable Chevron-experienced onshore and offshore teams are responsible for delivering integrated services, introducing new technologies and providing innovative solutions. Over the last decade we have continually expanded our service range to meet Chevron’s requirements and deliver added value.
He added: “Year on year, Bilfinger Salamis UK has played a significant role in the safe and timely delivery of major projects and turnarounds without incident.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the ongoing commitment, knowledge and culture of our offshore teams, and recognise their efforts in retaining an excellent safety record over their many years on Chevron’s platforms.”