In a move precipitated by the continued success and growth of its environmental services division, SFF Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, is transferring provision of these services to newly established company Marine Environmental Solutions (MES). MES is well placed to support the offshore industries, and aims to build upon the […]
People across the North East have been getting involved in beach clean events to help clear litter from our beaches in a series of events organised by East Grampian Coastal Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation focused on the wellbeing of the local coast from Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh to the mouth of the River North Esk, by […]
SFFSL’s Managing Director, Steven Alexander and Industry Advisor, Raymond Hall paid a visit to specialist PAM (Passive Acoustic Monitoring) provider MSeis in Portishead. MSeis provides PAM equipment and full technical support for the marine, seismic, energy and research industries.
Following a morning visit to the MSeis vessels, Steven and Raymond were further impressed during an afternoon tour […]
SFFSL’s Managing Director, Steven Alexander and Industry Advisor, Raymond Hall have returned from Stavanger, Norway following a successful visit to ONS2018.
Following a number of productive meetings during the course of the conference Steven and Raymond were delighted to catch up with Eldbjørg Vaage of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), following on from the NPD’s visit to the […]
The newly released “Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Policy” outlines the key industry principles in relation to decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure in the UKCS.
Oil and Gas UK figures estimate that within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) there are 11,000 wells, 45,000km of pipelines (including cables and umbilicals), 560 steel platforms, […]
MMO and PAM personnel can help mitigate noise produced during offshore energy industry activities. Oil and gas, offshore wind, tidal energy, subsea cables, and decommissioning operations generate underwater noise can have a significant impact on marine mammals and their marine environments. Protection measures should be top of the agenda when planning offshore operations.
Over the […]
Delegates from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate this week visited the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) to find out more about SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), the commercial wing of the SFF and the coexistence between fisheries and marine industries.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (Oljedirektoratet), headquartered in Stavanger, is a governmental specialist directorate and administrative body established in 1972 […]
SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), has today announced a strategic joint venture with Texo DSI (UKCS), the dedicated offshore division of Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Limited, the owner operators of the world’s most advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for industrial survey and inspection.
This unique joint venture will […]
The fishing industry could be considered the original sea industry. It was, and continues to be, a primary source of employment along Scotland’s coastal communities. For hundreds of years Scotland’s fishermen worked alone in the North Sea, sharing waters with only the occasional commercial vessel.
The arrival of the North Sea oil industry brought new challenges, […]
Fishing Industry knowledge and awareness improves planning and management of subsea operations
BP Environmental Advisors attended a Fishing Industry Awareness Seminar at the SFF Services office this morning for an informative and productive session, with some great questions from the BP delegates.
Presented by SFF Services Managing Director Steven Alexander, and Industry Advisor Raymond Hall, this seminar […]