Aberdeen Services Firm to Create 80 Jobs
Aberdeen-based offshore support vessel specialist Sentinel Marine announced Monday that it will create 80 new jobs by adding three multi-role ships to its fleet.
The company revealed that it is investing around $45 million (GBP 36 million) in the trio of newbuilds, which will come into service by the end of 2020.
All three of the new additions, which are being built at a shipyard in China, will have increased dynamic positioning capabilities with a DP2 notation, firefighting class 1, oil recovery and liquid mud and dry bulk capacities, according to Sentinel Marine.
“The three new build multi-role ERRVs (emergency response and rescue vessels) will be delivered throughout 2020 and will create employment for another 80 seafarers, bringing our total workforce to around 400 on and offshore,” Rory Deans, chief executive of Sentinel Marine, said in a company statement.
“This is a speculative investment by Sentinel Marine, based on the significant demand there has been for our fleet of high-specification custom-build vessels which we have introduced on a rolling program since 2015,” he added.
“There has been an increase in activity in the North Sea over the past 12 months, and there is certainly a market for vessels of this standard. The multi-role nature of the ships, together with the technology on board, age and efficiency, offer an attractive proposition to operators and have been very well received,” Deans continued.
Sentinel Marine’s fleet is contracted by a number of operators, including Equinor, INEOS, Neptune and Nexen. The company, which has offices in Aberdeen and Singapore, describes itself as an operator of “quality offshore support vessels”, which provides a “safe and reliable offshore marine service at all times”.
Back in August, Sentinel Marine revealed that it had taken delivery of an ERRV vessel called the Bailey Sentinel, which it said would create 24 new jobs.
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