Briggs Marine, one of the UK’s leading marine contractors, has boosted its global growth plans following a three-year contract award for the Caspian Sea, worth over $4 million.
The project, based in Azerbaijan, will see Briggs Marine delivering fire and rescue services at Sangachal Terminal - one of the world’s largest oil and gas terminals - in addition to the oil spill response services throughout the Caspian, which they have been providing since 1996.
This project will be delivered by 108 Briggs-trained local staff, working across three locations within Azerbaijan. The oil spill response services will be delivered from two key bases; the main response base is situated in Baku and a satellite base located 280 kms away in the Yevlakh district. Most of the 108 staff will be located at the Sangachal Terminal to provide the fire and rescue services.
Pat Diamond, commercial director at Briggs Marine, said: “As we look to grow globally, Asia is a key market and we are delighted to expand our established services in the region. Despite having worked for nearly 20 years in Baku, this is the first time we have provided fire and rescue services outside the UK.”