V.Offshore has won a major contract with AMEC to provide 82 competency assured personnel from the Philippines to support the construction and hook up and commissioning (HUC) of the ConocoPhillips Jasmine Platform in the North Sea.
The operation is one of the many that V.Offshore is involved with in the North Sea.
Laura McBride, projects director for V.Offshore’s UK operations, led the tender acquisition and project delivery supported by operations supervisor Kelly Milne.
“The Jasmine project involved screening and competency assessing more than 350 personnel in order to find the right workers,” said Laura, who previously led HUC and shutdown projects when part of the V.People team.
“This process involved face-to-face interviews, rigorous written and practical trade and HSEQ tests, English language assessments, Oil and Gas UK medicals and 15 days of training to prepare them for the North Sea environment.
“V.Offshore managed the visa process, inductions and training in Manila and the UK, as well as logistics and crew welfare during training and mobilisation to the UK and offshore.”
Project Jasmine involves working alongside the recruitment centre in Manila to recruit welfare representatives, electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and Telecoms technicians, platers and pipe fitters.
The sensitive nature of the project required V.Offshore to be in regular contact with the major trade unions and UK immigration authorities in Manila and the UK to ensure the necessary partnership agreements were in place and the project maintained a smooth transition.
Project Jasmine has had zero work-related lost time incidents and to date has made a turnover of £1.6 million.