Andrew Douglas

I'm a Digital Journalist with the Press and Journal.
News

Traffic chaos as bus breaks down in Aberdeen

April 5, 2016

Reports are coming in of traffic chaos in Aberdeen city centre after a bus broke down. The bus broke down on Market Street and motorists have been asked to find an alternative route and avoid the area if at all possible. More follows.  

Business

Wood Group acquires Australian firm

April 5, 2016

Wood Group has completed the takeover Australia-based SVT Engineering Consultants. The move strengthens the firm’s vibration, dynamics and noise engineering service. Read the article on Energy Voice. 

Business

Report into death of North Sea worker expected this week

April 5, 2016

A report into the investigation of how a worker died when a massive wave hit the rig he was working on is to be published this week. Rune Morten Narvag, 53, died during fierce storms in the Norwegian North Sea in December last year. Read the article on Energy Voice. 

Business

US judge approves $20bn BP oil spill settlement

April 5, 2016

A federal judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to an estimated $20 billion (£14billion) settlement over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The settlement, first announced in July, resolves years of litigation over the worst offshore spill in US history. Read the article on Energy Voice. 

Business

Petition call for grants for North Sea workers

April 5, 2016

A petition has been created calling for grants to be given by the UK Government to help support former North Sea employees back into work. The move is being called for following the award of £6.25million to sacked steelworkers in Teeside last month. Read the article on Energy Voice. 

Business

Oil and gas firm secures 120 jobs

April 4, 2016

Aker has won two contracts in quick succession to secure 120 jobs. The first deal with Statoil includes the service contractor providing the preliminary engineering work to enable a tie-in of the Utgard gas and condensate field to the Sleipner facilities in the North Sea. Read the article on Energy Voice.   

Business

Wood Group land two year contract

April 4, 2016

Wood Group has landed a two-year North Sea deal with Taqa. The terms include the contractor delivering engineering, construction and maintenance serves to five offshore assets, including Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, Eider, Tern and Harding. Read the article on Energy Voice.

Aberdeen

Two car crash blocks Aberdeen road

April 1, 2016

Reports are coming in of a two car crash on a busy Aberdeen street this afternoon. Emergency Services have rushed to the scene of the crash, which has blocked the road. It is not known if anyone was injured. Fire engines are on the scene to make the cars safe. Police are on the way.

Technology

Google’s April fools cost man job

April 1, 2016

Google has been forced to remove a feature added to its Gmail service as an April Fool’s prank after it sparked a backlash among users who claimed it was costing them potential jobs.

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