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Shetland FM wins BP accommodation contract

The Sella Ness accommodation block.
The Sella Ness accommodation camp.

SHETLAND FM has won a major new three-year contract from BP to provide accommodation for some of its rotational/shift staff and some seasonal contractors.

Under the deal the company, which took control of the Sella Ness accommodation site in February 2015, will provide dinner, bed and breakfast for BP staff and contractors.

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Shetland FM managing director Dave Seaton said the company was delighted to have been able to provide a “cost-effective and appropriate solution” for the energy giant.

“Since we took over at Sella Ness, this is the first major contract we have won in the open market,” Seaton said.

“It is testament to the hard work of everybody in our team working together to deliver first class client service that meets the rigours expected by a world renowned company such as BP.”

Shetland FM has significantly expanded its operations in the isles since it began running the Sella Ness site, and is also developing business in other parts of the world.

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In addition to Sella Ness, now “extensively refurbished” and home to Petrofac and Total engineers working on final commissioning of the Shetland Gas Plant, Shetland FM is leasing the former Viewforth care home from Shetland Islands Council.

The latter initially housed Petrofac workers, but since September 2015 has been occupied by staff from construction firm Careys – a subcontractor to Morrisons on the new Anderson High School project.

Shetland FM said it intended to accommodate workers at Viewforth until the project is completed next year.

Last week it emerged that the SIC is leasing out the Burgh Road premises without planning permission, a matter yet to be resolved.

Shetland FM also recently signed a partnership with the council’s active schools team allowing its recreation and welfare staff to help sporting and community groups.

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