Cape Offshore Aberdeen has landed a £150million-plus deal to expand its operations for energy giant BP.
The deal will also lead to Cape adding more than 80 people to its UK workforce.
The company has been awarded a five-year deal to provide fabric-maintenance support and deck operations for nine of BP’s UK offshore assets.
The contract also covers onshore maintenance support at BP’s Dimlington terminal, which receives gas from the energy group’s southern North Sea fields.
Cape has previously been providing services for six of the BP offshore assets: Andrew, Bruce, Harding, Magnus, Miller and Schiehallion.
It is now taking over from Salamis on the three other assets: Clair, ETAP and Southern Gas Offshore.
Salamis workers will be moving across to Cape employment.
Cape has a core workforce of about 180 on the BP assets and Salamis has about 60.
The services at Dimlington are currently provided by IES and its 20-plus employees at the site will also join Cape.
Cape regional director John Welsh was delighted to win the BP work. He said it reflected greatly on Cape’s employees and the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of their work.
The Cape group employs about 13,500 people across 28 countries.
Bernard Looney, managing director for BP North Sea, said: “Cape has demonstrated its capability to deliver the services we need safely and efficiently and we look forward to a continued productive partnership.
“The North Sea is an important part of BP’s global business and our aim is to sustain investment here over the next decade and beyond.
“This award is the latest in our overall portfolio of key contracts representing £1billion of investment by BP in our North Sea operations.”
Two contracts have still to be awarded by BP: one for onshore maintenance and the other for subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance.
BP North Sea employs about 3,000 staff, split between the UK and Norway.
The company has more than 30 platforms in UK waters, while daily North Sea output is about 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent.