An Aberdeen MP has said the government “can’t continue to dither” on an oil and gas sector deal as industry leaders meet the UK energy minister later.
‘Disgust’ as Bilfinger cuts 180 Aberdeen and offshore jobs hours after announcing £350m contract wins
Workers have expressed “disgust” after industrial services giant Bilfinger announced 180 job cuts in Aberdeen and offshore, just hours after touting contract wins worth £350million.
Oil and gas firms are “grappling” between putting workers on the government’s coronavirus furlough scheme or going straight to redundancies, according to experts.
More than 500 jobs are at risk at Aberdeen-based energy services firm Bilfinger Salamis, which has started a redundancy consultation with its workforce.
A deal has been struck to protect hundreds, and potentially thousands, of North Sea jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Unite trade union has applauded Bilfinger Salamis for stepping back from its earlier decision to make almost 100 workers redundant.
‘Disgust’ as Bilfinger Salamis terminates workers without option for government’s coronavirus support scheme
Workers have said they have been “hung out to dry” and “abandoned” by Bilfinger Salamis after their jobs were cut without the option to use the government’s coronavirus support scheme.
The finalists for this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) have been announced, with record entries submitted across a number of categories.
Several North Sea contractors have joined forces to prevent unskilled workers entering the market as a “challenging shutdown period” approaches.
The head of Bilfinger has said an industry labour shortage, which could materialise in “two or three years”, is among his main concerns for the oil and gas sector.
German industrial services giant Bilfinger saw “strong demand” for its offshore services in the UK and Norway in the first half of the year.
A trade union boss said he was “astonished” by Sparrows Group’s decision to exit the UK representative body for offshore oil and gas contractors.
Investing in technology and boasting a wealth of highly competent inspectors and technicians, Bilfinger Salamis UK’s inspection department delivers quality services to clients across north-west Europe.
German engineering has long been respected for its unrivalled quality, and the Mannheim-based Bilfinger group continues to live up to this reputation by creating future-facing digital solutions.
Established at the outset of Aberdeen’s oil boom in 1973, Bilfinger Salamis UK began as an industrial blasting and painting specialist.
The Unite trade union has told energy services company Bilfinger Salamis to raise pay for its North Sea workers or risk disruption to its services.
The first participants in the Connected Competence initiative will undertake knowledge tests at Bilfinger Salamis’ purpose built facility at the Marriott Hotel, Dyce, later this month.
A strike ballot on one of the UK’s largest offshore gas projects has been cancelled.
Support services firm Bilfinger Salamis UK has announced the award of a North Sea decommissioning contract from Seaway Heavy Lifting.
Offshore services firm Bilfinger Salamis said last night it "completely rejects claims" that union representatives were "removed" from the North Sea Culzean project.
Energy giant Total has agreed to put in place a bonus system for contractors on the Culzean project amid pressure from an offshore union.
Offshore union Unite has called for an investigation into claims of blacklisting threats at one of the UK’s biggest gas fields.
Trade union Unite has hit out at oilfield service firm Bilfinger Salamis claiming the firm intends to impose a 2.15% pay rise to workers for 2018/19.
A new industry group aimed at setting out a strategy to tackle "efficiency and effective" oil and gas decommissioning has met in Aberdeen.
Energy service firm Bilfinger Salamis UK (BSUK) is to carry out work on four North Sea facilities under a multimillion-pound deal with Teekay Offshore.