Salamis Wins North Sea Work from AMEC

Salamis has won two new contracts valued at approximately £3 million from AMEC.

AMEC has awarded Salamis an 18-month contract for the provision of fabric maintenance services on Talisman's Piper Bravo Platform. This work is part of AMEC's EPIC contract with Talisman and will enable the facility to receive the additional production from the new Tweedsmuir field currently being developed. The contract includes: project management, scaffolding, painting, fire-proofing, insulation, rigging, rope access and deck crew, and will create 12 new jobs in the North East.

Another 30 new jobs have been created following the award by AMEC to Salamis of another 18 month contract, this time for fabric maintenance work associated with host modifications pre-works, hook-up and commissioning of a new jacket and topsides platform that will be bridge linked to the existing Britannia installation, as part of the Britannia Satellites (BritSats) Phase 1 Development project. The scope of work includes: project management, scaffolding, painting, fire-proofing, insulation, rope access, NDE and inspection.

Ian Nickerson, Chief Executive of Salamis, said: "These contracts were won in competition, underlining Salamis' reputation for delivering real improvements to our existing clients in safety, quality, innovation and overall value.

"By building on our track record of success with Blue Chip clients in the North Sea and overseas Salamis continues to strengthen its business and we anticipate further growth in our turnover and profit following the earlier announcement of our 2004 results."

A member of the AP Moeller-Maersk group of companies, Salamis is a leading international services contractor with a proven track record in providing integrated, multi-disciplinary support services and maintenance solutions to international Blue Chip clients, principally in the energy, petrochemical, industrial, and utilities sectors. Salamis employs a total of 1300 staff.

Salamis' expertise is available throughout the design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning phases of both onshore and offshore projects. Its strategic integrated support services include fabric maintenance and asset integrity, access solutions, architectural outfitting, environmental and cleaning services, NDT inspection, and fire and blast protection.