Semco Maritime plans to employ up to 150 people in Aberdeen to carry out hook-up work on Maersk’s £3.3billion Culzean project in the North Sea.
Semco, which is headquartered in Denmark and has three UK bases, said the contract with Maersk Oil was the largest ever for its Aberdeen office.
It expects the job to take about nine months to complete and will employ 75 to 150 people in the Granite City to see through to work.
They will carry out electrical work on the Culzean field’s topside modules when they arrive in the North Sea next summer.
James Cooper, Aberdeen-based director at Semco, said: “The order shows the advantages of being represented with locations and experts in the same geographic areas as our customers.
“From our Singapore office, we can plan the work optimally, and thereby increase efficiency and minimise costs, when work is to be completed in the North Sea.”
Semco vice-president Carsten Nielsen said: “We are very pleased that Maersk Oil UK has chosen us for this project, which marks a breakthrough for us in the UK.
“The order also confirms Semco Maritime’s strategy of including our competences and offshore experience in a close cooperation with customers in the North Sea, who seek highly specialised assistance within maintenance projects or hook up of new installations.
“The Culzean order is a very interesting and challenging project that sets the highest expectations and demands for safety and quality on time, and we will do everything we can to live up to this”.