OSLO -- AF Gruppen has signed an interim agreement with Shell UK for the decommissioning of six platforms from the Indefatigable gas field. The field is located in the British sector of the North Sea.
The commitment under the interim agreement is limited to preparatory work. Negotiations on the final contract are ongoing and execution of the final contract is subject to final investment decision by Shell.
AF Decom Offshore, part of AF Gruppen's environmental business, will carry out the offshore lift preparations and onshore dismantling activities for the Inde decommissioning project.
Preparatory work is under way for the offshore platform decommissioning activity due to start in early 2009. The project is scheduled for three years.
As part of the work, AF Decom Offshore is set to recycle around 13,000 metric tons (14,330 tons) of steel and equipment from the Inde structures.