Minister cannot watch as oil contracts leave Scotland


Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP today said Ministers cannot sit back and watch as oil and gas decommissioning contracts leave Scotland.

Mr Rennie was speaking following reports that Maersk’s Janice platform will be towed to Norway for decommissioning after Scottish and UK firms lost out on the major contract.

Commenting, Willie Rennie MSP said:

“Scotland should be a centre of decommissioning excellence employing many people but one of the first large contracts is being exported to one of our competitors.

"With the announcement that the Janice platform will be dragged to Norway for decommissioning the prospect of much needed jobs at a time of real crisis has been snatched away. It is simply not good enough. Ministers cannot sit back and watch, they must do everything they can to work with companies to ensure contracts like this stay in Scotland."


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