Oil and gasoline agency TAQA has requested a complete of 80 offshore employees to enter self-isolation as a precaution after being involved with employees on Brae platforms who later examined constructive for Covid-19.
TAQA advised Offshore Energy through electronic mail that seven people working within the Brae area examined constructive for Covid-19 after demobilising from two completely different platforms from 29 September to six October having developed minor signs.
The firm said that this included three people from
Brae Alpha and 4 people from East Brae.
As a consequence, 18 people who had been thought-about to have come
into shut contact with these people have since been notified and down
manned from these platforms.
Also, an additional 54 people who might have additionally come into
contact with these contaminated from shared helicopter flights had been contacted as
a part of TAQA’s response and suggested to comply with Scottish Government Test and
Protect public well being measures and quarantine at dwelling for 14 days.
After the primary seven, an additional three people working
within the Brae area have examined constructive for Covid-19 after demobilizing from
Brae Alpha on 13 and 14 October as a part of a down man of the non-essential
crew, bringing the entire quantity to 10 people who’ve examined constructive from
the Brae area.
TAQA mentioned that 26 people who might have additionally come into contact with these contaminated from shared helicopter flights are within the technique of being contacted as a part of TAQA’s response and also will quarantine at dwelling for 14 days.
“Our principal precedence is to make sure the security and welfare of everybody onboard our platforms. Therefore, TAQA has determined to briefly down man non-essential crew engaged on Brae Alpha and East Brae for 7-10 days to additional minimise the residual threat of Covid-19 transmittal. The actual numbers being down manned are presently being decided,” the corporate said.
“We have clear procedures in place regarding hygiene and social distancing measures on board and for dealing with suspected and confirmed circumstances of COVID-19. We proceed to work with the related authorities and businesses to evaluate and reply to any Covid-19 associated conditions in step with UK Government and Health Protection Scotland pointers”.
It is price reminding that TAQA took over operatorship of the Brae Area, situated within the UK North Sea, from RockRose Energy in January 2020.
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