Skills Gap in the Marine Maintenance Energy Sector To Worsen?
Not having the right people can cause the industry delays and cost millions in lost income.
A typical rig, as leased from Transocean Ltd, the world’s largest owner of offshore rigs, can cost operators such as BP at least $3-5 million a week. “The current shortage is a worldwide phenomenon,” says Hugh Williams CEO of the International Marine Contractors Association. This is not helped in Europe by the existence of equally well remunerated employment in rival sectors such as finance and the large number of mega sized civil engineering infrastructure projects like Europe’s ‘London’s Crossrail’ , which he adds “ have bled the skills base out at sea.”