Shell’s decommissioned Leman BH platform accommodation block has arrived at Veolia/Peterson’s newdecommissioning complex at Great Yarmouth on the English east coast.
The supporting 50-m (164-ft) high steel jacket should follow soon after being removed from its location 50 km (31 mi) from the Norfolk coast in the UK southern North Sea. The platform had previously housed personnel working on the Leman BT and Leman BK platforms.
Boskalis is responsible for offshore removal and transport operations. Shell is targeting a 97% recycling and re-use rate.
Veola/Peterson’s site will handle deconstruction and recycling of both structures, comprising around 1,600 metric tons (1,763 tons) of materials and equipment.
It can provide decontamination, waste management and associated integrated logistics, marine and quayside services. To date the venture has recovered over 80,000 metric tons (88,185 tons) of offshore materials.