According to Fairfield, this decommissioning in situ of trenched sections of PL5 with exposed pipeline ends cut and recovered and severed ends rock dumped.
Anode skids, spools and partially buried mattresses will be recovered to shore for disposal. Groutbags, buried mattresses and existing rock cover will be decommissioned in situ.
Dunlin Alpha to Cormorant Alpha Pipeline (PL5) Decommissioning Programme is supported by a Comparative Assessment Report and Environmental Appraisal Report.
In accordance with regulatory requirements, statutory and public consultation is triggered by submission of the draft Decommissioning Programme to the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) for their consideration. Regulatory consultation is conducted simultaneously by OPRED.