Marathon North Sea contract for Bilfinger Salamis

Bilfinger Salamis UK has recently been awarded a major contract by Marathon Oil U.K. LLC to provide a full range of platform industrial and fabric maintenance services on the company’s North Sea platforms.

The award followed other recent major contract wins for Bilfinger Salamis UK with Shell UK and Chevron Upstream Europe.

The latest three-year contract, effective from 1 June, has the potential to be extended by two years, said Bilfinger Salamis, which has worked with Marathon Oil in the North Sea for the last 15 years

Services provided on the Brae Alpha, Brae Bravo and East Brae platforms will include the supply of deck crews, rigging, electrical maintenance, GRP door maintenance and materials control. Bilfinger Salamis UK will also provide inspection work on the assets.

This work secures continuity of employment for 130 Salamis employees, both offshore, and within Marathon Oil‘s project support team onshore.

In recent years, Bilfinger Salamis UK has worked  with Marathon Oil on its power generation upgrade project, Devenick subsea tie-back project, and annual platform turnarounds.

"We see this contract award as an opportunity to invest further in our people and equipment assigned to Marathon Oil and further cement our long term working relationship," said Mike McKay, COO Bilfinger Salamis UK.

"This award will allow us to work in partnership with Marathon Oil to continue to deliver the integrated services portfolio, whilst providing the opportunity to introduce new technologies and innovative solutions to meet Marathon Oil‘s requirements and deliver added value."

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