Streamlined operations, improved efficiencies, reduced costs and cutting-edge training technology are just some of the benefits oil and gas giant, Bilfinger Salamis, is enjoying thanks to a unique partnership agreement with AIS Survivex (formerly AIS Training).
In 2016, in the depths of the biggest oil and gas downturn in recent history, Bilfinger Salamis was looking to make greater efficiencies across its business.
As well as its core operation of providing skilled personnel to operate, maintain and decommission offshore oil and gas platforms and wind farms, the company owned and ran a Skills Centre in the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen, where its 1800 offshore workers and 200 onshore staff received any specialist training required.
In addition to training its own staff, Bilfinger Salamis also offered commercial courses to external companies in skills such as scaffolding, painting and blasting and working at height.
When the oil and gas recession hit, Bilfinger Salamis decided to go back to basics and concentrate on its core offer of specialist offshore support services.