Global Energy Group has announced two rig maintenance contracts, worth a total of circa £12 million to the Highland economy.
The Group’s engineering project services division, Global:EPS, is responsible for the successful delivery of the projects at the Port of Invergordon.
The scope of the work includes the completion of a 35 day, multi-faceted workscope on the John Shaw drilling rig, and new crane installations and various upgrade works on the Ocean Guardian that will also be in the Cromarty Firth for an estimated 35 day period.
Together the projects, which involves more than 170 personnel, are generating £12 million which will hugely benefit the Highlands' economy.
Roy MacGregor, Chairman of the Global Energy Group said, "We recently completed the work on the John Shaw drilling rig. This project alone required 70 of our own personnel plus more than 100 sub contractors.
"Our efficiency in delivering this contract has resulted in the arrival of the Ocean Guardian rig to Invergordon for upgrading. This project will require increased manning levels and bring further economic benefit to the Cromarty Firth, whilst keeping the Invergordon port very busy over the coming months."
Roy explains that these projects are just the beginning of a line of contracts successfully secured by the firm, "Our Global:EPS team has worked very closely with our clients to ensure that we consistently meet their needs and deliver the key elements of the project efficiently, maintaining a high standard of work within a secure and safe working environment and to meet all current HSE legislation.
"Securing the contracts on the John Shaw and Ocean Guardian rigs has resulted in a requirement for additional staff, bringing further benefits to the Highlands. It has also helped to attract additional work to the Port of Invergordon with more rigs due to the base in the coming weeks.
"This is fantastic news not only for the Port of Invergordon, where there is excellent service provision and a skilled workforce, but also for the economy of the local area, which has been affected by the well-documented credit crunch."
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