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Sodexo on the crest of a wave after significant North Sea win

Talisman Energy (UK) Limited has awarded Sodexo, a five year deal for food and facilities management services in the North Sea, spanning Talisman’s eleven offshore installations, as well as its Flotta terminal, Aberdeen office premises and the Gyda installation off the Norwegian coast.

Image L-R: Lindsay Tocher, Sodexo’s Chief Operating Officer for Global Offshore & Marine business and Geoff Holmes, Senior Vice President, Talisman Energy (UK) Limited

Sodexo has been the incumbent on Talisman’s assets over the past eight years and has held the contract for more than 30 years at Flotta.

Geoff Holmes, senior vice president, Talisman Energy (UK) Limited, comment: “They (Sodexo) have committed to approach the new contract with the same enthusiasm that they have demonstrated in the past. In evaluating the tenders, what stood out for the team was Sodexo’s shared commitment in creating the best place to work and in supporting a safety culture at Talisman with their flexibility, innovation and service improvements.”

These combined contracts, which have been awarded following an extensive competitive bid process, secure nearly 300 jobs for the 22nd largest employer worldwide.

Lindsay Tocher, Sodexo’s chief operating officer for global offshore and marine operations added: “We are delighted to achieve such strong results in the current economic climate with a solid business portfolio. In the last three years we have achieved 100% client retention, working closely with our existing clients to develop unique solutions to support the long-term sustainability of their business. This reflects well on the great job done by our people who always rise to the challenge of continuous improvement. Clearly, our service and outstanding HSE culture and performance set us apart from the competition.”

Sodexo, the global catering and FM giant, which employees over 400,000 employees worldwide, has been delivering on-site service solutions to oil and gas industry clients in the North Sea for more than 40 years. Its North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen currently serves 130 client locations and is supported by in-country offices in Stavanger (Norway), Esbjerg (Denmark) and Hoorn & Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

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