Fossil Energy – Decommissioning
Lerwick Harbour is to be the location of a further decommissioning project following the award of another major North Sea contract to international partnership, Veolia/Peterson, to dismantle and recycle a northern North Sea platform jacket.
It follows their winning the contract to decommission the 14,500-tonne topside for the same platform, the biggest to date at the port’s Dales Voe Base and recently successfully completed on time, with Veolia/Peterson achieving their target of more than 98% materials recycled.
The latest project has been awarded by Allseas. The 83-metres high steel jacket, weighing around 8,500 tonnes will also be delivered by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit in April.
Preparation is well underway at the site for receipt of the jacket. Like the topside, it will be removed in a single lift and transferred ashore at the base via a barge. A heavy-duty purpose-built decommissioning pad will again be used. Decommissioning of the jacket is expected to take around eight months to complete.