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Dozens of oil workers have been evacuated from a North Sea platform following a power failure.
BP said production had been suspended and more than 60 non-essential personnel had been flown back to shore from the Etap platform – around 100 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.
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The development, one of the largest in the area, reportedly suffered “issues with power generation” on Tuesday.
A decision was later taken to remove non-essential workers in a bid to fix the fault.
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In a statement, BP said: “Following an issue with the power generation system on the ETAP platform, BP can confirm that – as a precautionary measure – we have removed non-essential personnel.
“Of the 134 people on board, 63 were flown to Aberdeen on Tuesday evening. The safety and wellbeing of our teams offshore is of the utmost priority.”