An artist impression of the planned windfarm.

Work begins on Aberdeen’s offshore windfarm


Inspection work has started on a windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen. Green-energy developers are planning to raise 11 turbines near Aberdeen Bay. Investigation of the planned sites is now underway, ahead of construction. For more on this story visit Energy Voice  

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Safety warning after offshore gas leak


A safety alert has been issued after a faulty piece of equipment led to a gas leak on an offshore platform. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued the warning following the “incident” on an unnamed offshore platform in December 2014. For more on this story visit Energy Voice  

Safe Bristolia.

Man airlifted from North Sea oil rig


A MAN is being airlifted from a North Sea oil rig after falling ill. Aberdeen Coastguard dispatched the Bond 1 helicopter to the Safe Bristolia platform at 12.35pm today. The condition of the man is not thought to be life threatening, but he is to be taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precaution.

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Union accepts offer over North Sea working conditions


A union has urged offshore workers to accept an offer from the Offshore Contractors Association over North Sea working conditions. GMB said its members had voted to accept the latest offer from employees in a bid to end the dispute. For more on this story visit