LERWICK, UK --An 8,800 metric ton (9,700 ton) module support frame from Total E&P Norge's Frigg field was loaded into a new decommissioning facility in Lerwick, Shetland, earlier this week.
The dismantling operation is part of a $508-million contract issued by Total to Aker Kvaerner Offshore Partners. The scope includes recycling and disposal of Frigg field production facilities in Norway and at SBS Logistics' $2.44 million decommissioning pad in Lerwick.
The module support frame had been berthed since July in the Greenhead base in Shetland. It was lifted from Saipem'sS600 transport barge to the decommissioning pad by a series of multi-wheel trailers, operated by Mammoet. Once load-in was completed, the structure was handed over to Veolia Environmental Services for disposal.
Veolia will provide specialist waste separation and processing services, and has a target 98% recycling/recovery. The waste will be recycled, reused, and treated locally.