Oil spill response specialist Briggs has secured a five-year contract from BP to act as its oil spill lead across the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) and to provide response services in the north of Scotland.
Briggs will provide specialist advice to BP in the event of an oil spill incident and support BP’s incident commander by assisting with the coordination of the response effort. Briggs will also coordinate preparedness activities such as maintenance, training and exercises.
The firm will also store BP-owned oil spill response equipment and materials, attend emergency call-outs in the event of an incident and participate in training sessions and exercises in the region.
The contract – the value of which has not been disclosed -was awarded after a competitive tender process and commenced on 1st April 2016, with the possibility of a five-year extension.
Briggs director of environmental services Pat Diamond, said: “We are delighted that we have managed to successfully demonstrate our technical capability in providing oil spill response services to win this BP tender.”