Shetland FM secures three-year contract with BP

Shetland FM has won a major new three-year accommodation contract with BP for some of their rotational/shift staff and some seasonal contractors.

Under the deal the company will provide dinner, bed and breakfast at its Sella Ness site for BP staff and contractors.

A facilities management company with expertise in hotel services, recreation and welfare, security and logistics, Shetland FM took control of the operation and management of Sella Ness in February 2015.

“We are delighted to have been able to provide BP with a cost-effective and appropriate solution to their accommodation needs,” said managing director Dave Seaton.

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

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

He added: “We look forward to providing BP staff with a high quality service over the next three years.”

Since Shetland FM began running the Sella Ness site, it has significantly expanded its operations in the islands and is developing business in other areas of the world.

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 leases the former Viewforth care home from Shetland Islands Council.

Initially, Petrofac workers were housed at Viewforth, but since September 2015 staff from construction firm Careys, which is a subcontractor to Morrisons on the new Anderson High School project, have been resident there. Morrisons intends to accommodate workers at Viewforth until the project is completed in 2017.

Shetland FM also recently signed a partnership agreement with Shetland Islands Council Active Schools allowing its recreation and welfare staff to help sporting and community groups.