Oil giant BP has awarded a £40million contract for use of an offshore accommodation rig to Norwegian offshore service group Prosafe.
The deal will see Prosafe, which has its main operational base in Aberdeen, employing about 80 people, provide its Safe Calendonia unit for use on BP’s Andrew Area Development project.
This includes linking up the Kinnoull field, about 111 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland, to the Andrew platform via a subsea manifold.
Work using the Safe Calendonia is due to run from the end of 2012 to the end of August 2013.
In addition, Prosafe has granted BP a one-month option. Total value of the firm period will be around £40.6million.
Prosafe – headquartered in Oslo – employs more than 480 people globally, operating 11 semi-submersible rigs and one jack-up.
A spokeswoman said all the firm’s rig operations were being managed from Aberdeen by wholly-owned subsidiary Prosafe Offshore.