Case Study


The Knightsbridge project was a full FPSO upgrade of the Uisge Gorm. The FPSO was initially moored in the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany and moved to Newcastle for conversion before sailaway for the Alma and Galia fields in the North Sea.


  • Contingent labour supply and full mobilisation services for all Commissioning positions, including:
    • Commissioning Engineers
    • Commissioning Technicians
    • Permit to Work Coordinators
    • Document Controllers
    • Quantity Surveyors
    • Construction Engineers
    • Inspection Coordinators
    • Procurement Specialists
    • Materials Controllers
    • Planners

Airswift Solution

  • Appointed dedicated teams to support the recruitment and mobilisation of personnel to the project sites, covering:
    • Visa and work permit processing
    • Local contracts and payrolling
    • Sponsorship arrangements
    • Medical coverage


  • Selected as prime vendor for the recruitment and mobilisation
  • Supported more than 35 contractors at peak on the vessel in Hamburg, and 134 once moved to Newcastle
  • Continued to support the vessel with onshore and offshore personnel after sailaway

"Over the past four years, the caliber of commissioning candidates provided to us has been exceptional, and Airswift has continually supported us through some challenging times as we worked towards achieving first oil."

HR Business Partner



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