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Saipem, FoundOcean

test rig decommissioning

John Lawrie Metals were requested by an existing customer to assess, downsize, uplift, and recycle two grouted steel offshore wind farm jacket pile test rigs with a total weight of 130te.

Recycling Rate:
Saipem, FoundOcean
Onshore Test Inventory
Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Test Rig Decommissioning
Project Summary

A number of unsuccessful downsizing attempts had been made by previously engaged contractors which had compromised the structural integrity of the piles making lifting impossible, and requiring them to be processed onsite rather than removed as completed units.

Our experienced team attended site to assess the structures and worked quickly and efficiently to plan the cutting works in order to remove material from site against a fixed execution deadline.

The metal piles were safely cut into sections to allow internal access and the removal of the hardened grout. All materials were segregated on site and then transported to the recycling sites by our approved specialist logistics subcontractor.

By engaging and working closely with all interested parties, execution deadlines were met and a 100% recycling rate was achieved.

We are the largest metal recycler and exporter of processed metal in North and North-East Scotland and an experienced member of the decommissioning supply chain. With current strategically located licensed facilities in Aberdeen, Shetland, Evanton and Montrose, and the addition of our new quayside facility in Dundee opening in 2020 bringing our combined annual licensed tonnage to 360,000 tonnes, we are your decommissioning partner of choice.

Midwater Arch Downsizing