Allseas has awarded Kvaerner a contract to dismantle and recycle three large topsides, three jackets and four bridges from the Valhall and Hod fields in the Norwegian North Sea.
The Valhall and Hod topsides, jackets and bridges weigh a combined 33,000 tonnes, adding that the contract includes options for another 5,000 tonnes. The assignment will provide work for approximately 100 individuals at its peak, the firm added.
Decommissioning work has already begun for the old Valhall accommodation platform.
Kvaerner expects the first structures – the Valhall drilling and process platforms and one jacket from the field – to arrive in Stord in 2022. It anticipates delivery of the remaining structures in 2025. Also, Kvaerner pointed out that method work will start later this year and detail offshore mapping and engineering will commence in 2021.