Fossil Energy – Decommissioning
Petrofac has secured a new multi-million-pound deal with Saipem to support the decommissioning of a platform in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Under the terms of the contract, the companies will work as an integrated team to prepare and remove the 20,000-ton topside of an undisclosed platform, using the Saipem 7000, one of the largest semi-submersible heavy-lifting vessels in the world.
Petrofac will execute the three-year project over two phases: first the preparations onboard the platform, then on the Saipem 7000 for the actual removal campaign. The scope of Petrofac’s contract includes module separation, lift point inspection, lift point installation, riser and caisson severing.