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 Lerwick lands decom deal for Ninian Northern jacket
February 19, 2023

Lerwick lands decom deal for Ninian Northern jacket

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Lerwick Harbour is to be the staging location for decommissioning of the 8,500-tonne jacket of the Ninian Northern platform.

A three way partnership of Veolia-Peterson has been awarded the contract to dismantle the jacket, which has been finishing up work on the identical set up’s topsides.

The partnership lately accomplished work on the Ninian Northern topsides at Dales Voe, with 98% of supplies recycled, and the jacket might be taken to the identical base for recycling.

Preparation is underway on the web site to obtain the metal construction which might be damaged down and recycled over the course of eight months.

Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit Heavy Raise vessel is scheduled to take away the jacket from the sector in April.

Peterson decommissioning supervisor James Johnson mentioned: “We consider this award demonstrates the robust monitor report of Peterson and Veolia in dealing with all kinds of offshore decommissioning tasks, in addition to the wonderful functionality of the Dales Voe Base.

“It is usually recognition of the wonderful work undertaken within the decommissioning of the Ninian Northern topside, the place an business first method to decommissioning an offshore asset proved very profitable.”

“We’re very happy that the award will even assist safe various Peterson roles on Shetland on an ongoing foundation.”

Veolia UK and Eire chief working officer John Abraham added: “With our main complicated decommissioning tasks we now have already proven that it’s potential to attain a 98% recycling fee for out of date oil and gasoline constructions, a key achievement as we glance to protect sources and drive our ecological transformation.”

The Ninian Northern was put in in 1978 and put into manufacturing two years later, earlier than lastly ceasing output in 2017.

© Courtesy Rory Gillies/Shetland F
Ninian Northern arrived in Lerwick for decommissioning in 2020

CNR Worldwide, which operates the sector, had no remark.

Dales Voe has been host to the Ninian Northern topsides, which arrived on the web site in August 2020.

The removing job has been the topic of some controversy, with a union boss elevating security issues following a managed explosion of the topsides.

Nonetheless HSE mentioned it had “no difficulty” with Veolia’s dealing with of the operation and CNR Worldwide hailed it as an revolutionary industrial course of which “will drive an immense quantity of efficiencies”.

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