RBG, Apache Extend North Sea Working Relationship

RBG has secured a major £30million two year contract extension to provide Apache North Sea Limited (“Apache”) with fabric maintenance and deck crew services.

The contract, which RBG has held since 2008, will see the continued delivery of a wide range of integrated services, including coatings specification, application and repair, passive fire protection, thermal insulation, special access solutions and scaffolding, across the five Forties field platforms, located in the North Sea.

Working with Apache, RBG has established an excellent safety record over the past three years, recording more than 542,000 hours without a lost time incident. RBG deploys multi-disciplined teams that execute the complex workscopes whilst minimising pressures on bed space and travel logistics.

Dave Workman, RBG, chief executive officer, said: “Securing this contract underlines our position as the leading support contractor of choice in the UKCS and highlights the benefits of our integrated service offering. The region is still a major growth area and securing this extension positions us well for our plans in the region in 2011 and beyond.

“Over the past 35 years we have established an unrivalled track record for delivering fabric maintenance services across the North Sea. Securing this extension is recognition of the great work our projects team carry out and the safe, quality service they deliver, both onshore and offshore.”

Bill Logan, Apache North Sea’s production manager, said: “RBG has delivered a high quality service over the past three years and we are happy to continue our working relationship with the company.”


Source: RBG,  September 8, 2011; Image: Apache