Metals Case Studies
Centrica Energy - Subsea Items
The programme to decommission the Rose Field saw various subsea materials landed at the Port of Leith. This included a canopy that was too large for road transportation and required downsizing at the quayside, and a spool – fitted with sensors and valves – which was found to be NORM (naturally occurring radioactive materials) contaminated.
Ithaca Energy - Midwater Arch Downsizing
The decommissioning programme for the Athena field saw the Mid Water Arch (MWA) – which had supported pipelines and control systems as they rose from the seabed – brought onshore for deconstruction and recycling. The 500Te structure was landed at the Nigg Energy Park.
BP - Umbilical Reel Recycling
We were contracted to recycle a large metal reel and the umbilical product spooled upon it after both had reached the end of their operational lives. Deemed unsafe to lift for transportation, the reel was dismantled onsite at Peterhead Port under a temporary licence we obtained from SEPA.