Offshore accommodation specialist Consafe Engineering Services said yesterday it was looking to take on a further 20 staff after securing new contracts worth nearly £10million.
The extra work will see Aberdeen-based Consafe supply accommodation modules for production platforms offshore of Australia and in the UK North Sea sector.
Two separate orders have been placed by the Melbourne operation of north-east energy service firm PSN, involving accommodation comprising 15 modules needed for a project in Australia’s Bass Strait.
Consafe will send some of its workers to help and supervise trial assembly onshore in Australia before the units go offshore.
The other new contract is for Aberdeen-based Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) on behalf of oil and gas operator Total E&P UK.
It covers the design and construction of a 29-module, four-storey living-quarters extension being built in Aberdeen for assembly on the Elgin platform in the North Sea.
Total’s extension will provide new offices, a recreation room, sickbay, heli-lounge, galley, mess facilities and a new muster area on about 11,000 square feet of extra floor space.
Consafe sales and marketing manager David Moore said: “Winning our first contracts off Australia and another in the North Sea, along with the order book in hand and work in the pipeline, make it a great start to a year.
“It looks like being a very busy period for Consafe.”
“The latest successes mean we are undertaking our biggest recruitment drive in a number of years, looking to add around 20 personnel across all engineering disciplines and bringing the workforce to approximately 125.”
Consafe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyneside-based McNulty Offshore Construction, which acquired the business out of receivership in February 2005.