By Maximilian Clarke

Orion Group, the leading manpower provider in Scotland, has secured two multi-million pound deals to the value of £20million per year with the Candadian-based energy company, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd.

Recognised as a global leader in providing key staff to the energy sector, Orion Group, which is headquartered in Inverness, has secured a contract to be one of two providers supplying workers for Nexen’s Golden Eagle Project, as well as extending its current contract with the organisation.

The Golden Eagle development includes both the Golden Eagle and Peregrine reservoirs located in the North Sea, approximately 43 miles from Aberdeen, with Orion Group providing UK and overseas manpower services over a fixed five-year period.

The original contract has also been increased by a further three years which will see Orion Group provide recruitment services to Nexen’s Aberdeen, Uxbridge and offshore installations with the company operating in high-quality oil and gas in three key basins: the North Sea, offshore West Africa and the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Steve Greig, associate director of Orion Group, said:
“These deals amount to £20million per year and will have an immediate impact on Orion Group with our focus on the opportunities which will arise over the next five years.

“We have had a dedicated team working with Nexen to ensure its expectations are not only met, but exceeded, and we’re confident that the relationship will bring mutual rewards and successes. We were pleased that our reputation for quality and high levels of support helped us to secure these deals.

“Being appointed to work with Nexen as a global business partner underlines Orion’s strength and ability to attract some of the world’s finest energy specialists and it is encouraging to be in position to provide some 140 workers to the sector over the coming years.”

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