Cergy, August 31st, 2022 – SPIE Oil & Gas Services, an international subsidiary of SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, has just signed a five-year contract for the maintenance of all of TotalEnergies’ offshore installations off the coast of Denmark, in consortium with NorSea. This contract will involve between 400 and 500 people.
NorSPIE: a consortium combining expertise and local roots
This contract has a term of five years with an option to renew twice for an additional two years each time. More than 40 onshore and offshore disciplines will be represented, including method, preparation and work planning. For the purposes of this contract, SPIE Oil & Gas Services, which is in charge of installation maintenance, is establishing a presence in Denmark.
To respond to the tender, SPIE Oil & Gas Services joined forces with NorSea, a Danish company specialising in equipment logistics and offshore operations support, to form the NorSPIE consortium. This partnership brings together expertise and local roots, two assets that made all the difference when it came to winning the contract. Having been a service partner of TotalEnergies for many years, SPIE Oil & Gas Services has more than 25 years of experience maintaining highly sensitive offshore installations. NorSea, TotalEnergies’ partner in the Danish offshore sector, possesses a robust logistical infrastructure in the North Sea and an in-depth knowledge of the Danish offshore sector.
“We are proud to have won this key contract with TotalEnergies, Denmark’s largest player in the industry. Indeed, this is the first time that the company has delegated the maintenance of its installations to a contractor on such a scale; we are in no doubt that the combination of our respective expertise under the umbrella of the NorSPIE consortium will allow us to meet its expectations”, enthuses Nicolas Jeanpierre, contract manager at SPIE Oil & Gas Services.
A significant impact in terms of jobs
Within the scope of the contract, around one hundred TotalEnergies staff members will be integrated into the NorSPIE team, together with the contractors already present in the field. The SPIE Oil & Gas Services staff members will support the operation’s team, offering profiles specific to the execution of this type of contract. “We are delighted to welcome TotalEnergies’ teams to NorSPIE: their knowledge of local technical specificities and their skills bring real added value in an offshore environment such as the North Sea, which is known to be challenging. We will do our utmost to ensure that their integration is successful,” explains Claude Ranieri, director of the Europe-North Africa Business Unit at SPIE Oil & Gas Services. A recruitment campaign is also under way in Denmark to supplement the teams. In total, between 400 and 500 people will be involved.
With the opening of a subsidiary in Denmark, this contract marks a new stage in the development of SPIE Oil & Gas Services in Europe. “It is a great success, and all the more so since it follows on from the other fantastic projects awarded to us by TotalEnergies in recent months, in Angola for example. This is also our first venture into Scandinavia, not just for SPIE Oil & Gas Services but also for the SPIE group more generally,” says Christophe Bernhart, Managing Director of SPIE Oil & Gas Services.