Decommissioning

When a platform or energy plant eventually ceases production, the final phase is decommissioning. This broadly involves the plugging and abandonment of wells, cleaning of manifolds and pipelines and the removal of topsides and subsea facilities, and if on-shore de-construction of the plant. Despite the commonality of these steps, there are huge range of difficulties involved across the spectrum of installations, ranging from small steel wellhead platforms to large concrete gravity based structures.

Decommissioning can incur significant costs, but these costs can be managed with effective ‘decommissioning’ planning and implementation. Under current regulatory requirements, over 90% of offshore structures will inevitably need to be removed from their marine sites and brought to shore for re-use, recycling or other disposal means.

Our decommissioning division have experience of small and large scale decommissioning, have the unique tool set required, and a have a superb network of expertise at their finger-tips, from liquid management to precision cutting.

As a leading energy contractor we are trusted to safely and cost effectively remove redundant facilities across Oil, Gas, Nuclear and Renewable clients.

Our extensive experience of commissioning and installation gives us a unique insight to ensure the safest and most efficient approach when it comes to decommissioning. Engineering down, cleaning and module separation are all activities that requiring a specific approach when it comes to health and safety.

We aim to work with you and look to recycle a significant percentage of topside material removed and in turn we play an active role in keeping up-to-date with the latest legislation and technology in dealing with recyclable materials.