Floatel International appoint AGR for North Sea project

We are delighted to announce another exciting contract win for AGR. We have been awarded the contract to support the Floatel Victory accommodation unit’s manning when it arrives in the North Sea from Norway.

INEOS has contracted the Floatel Victory to support the Forties Pipeline System in the North Sea. The accommodation unit will be supporting the normally unattended Unity Platform by hosting between 50-70 visitors.

Unity is a gathering hub with pig reception facilities. It receives crude oil and gas via six incoming pipelines connected to other offshore installations operated by other companies. The streams are combined into a 36″ subsea pipeline (the ‘FPS Sealine’) to the onshore Cruden Bay Terminal north of Aberdeen.

AGR has won the contract to provide candidates for the project. We have already started to source suitable candidates for several roles, and new positions will be added as and when required in the coming months.

Speaking about the contract win, AGR Senior Consultant Allana Black said: “We are delighted to be working with Floatel International to assist them with their manning requirements for the Floatel Victory in the coming months. The Forties Pipeline System is a critical part of the North Sea oil infrastructure, and we’re delighted to be playing a part by providing expert personnel for this project.”

AGR’s Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Hunter, is also excited about the new contract win. Commenting on the project, he said: “Allana and her team in Aberdeen have done a fantastic job in securing this important contract. We are all delighted to be working with INEOS and providing personnel for Floatel Victory.

“We provide personnel in more than sixty countries around the world, but there’s still something special about winning contracts in your own back yard. The North Sea has always been critical to the growth of AGR, so it’s nice to continue to win prestigious contracts here in Scotland.”

Floatel Victory is a semi-submersible accommodation and construction support vessel (floatel) designed for worldwide operation, even in some of the world’s harshest environmental conditions, such as the Northern North Sea.

Floatel Victory accommodates 560 people in one and two-bed cabins and has large recreational areas, including mess and day rooms, gymnasium, internet café and cinema. The vessel has a telescopic gangway for client personnel to transfer between the floatel and the host installation.