Subsea 7 said yesterday it expected over time to recruit about additional 100 workers following a new contract win in Africa, with about one-third of them to be located at Westhill, near Aberdeen.
The subsea engineering and construction group, whose operations are supported out of offices at Westhill, confirmed yesterday that its recently announced major contract award in Africa was a framework agreement with BP Angola.
Subsea 7’s scope of supply covers project management, engineering and installation services associated with subsea infrastructure, including umbilicals, pipeline jumpers and structures together with testing and pre-commissioning services.
BP Angola and its partners have sanctioned the Plutao, Saturno, Venus and Marte projects in block 31 off Angola and have placed a contract under the frame agreement with Subsea 7 with a value estimated at £230million.
During the programme, a substantial number of Angolans will be employed by Sevenseas Angola, a subsidiary of Subsea 7.
This will result in an unprecedented offshore training programme for marine and operational personnel, an onshore training programme for engineers and business managers in full-time education, and graduate training programmes.
Meanwhile, oil, gas and petrochemical engineering and construction group Technip said it had been awarded a major contract for the engineering, procurement of equipment, construction and installation of subsea flowlines offshore west Africa.
Technip said the deal involved a framework agreement in support of a major development programme, but did not name the client.
It added that it had signed the first call-off contract, which has an estimated value of almost £240million.