Scotland business

Workers off Talisman Sinopec oil platform Buchan Alpha over bad weather forecast

Buchan Alpha
Image caption Buchan Alpha is 83 miles north east of Aberdeen

Dozens of workers have been taken off a North Sea oil platform due to the forecast of severe weather.

Talisman Sinopec Energy UK said a total of 85 people had been down manned from the Buchan Alpha installation, 83 miles north east of Aberdeen.

A spokesperson said: "Production will remain shut down while we continue to monitor the weather conditions.

"The safety of all of those who work on our sites remains of paramount importance."

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