BILLINGHAM, UK – Able UK’s complex on the River Tees in northeast England will dismantle, recycle, and disposal of gas platforms from the ExxonMobil Canada-operated Sable Offshore Energy Project (SOEP) off Nova Scotia.
The first structures should arrive at the Able Seaton Port facility during 2Q 2020.
Heerema Marine Contractors, which is responsible for removal of the facilities, awarded the contract.
The crane vesselThialf will be involved in removal of the seven platforms and their jackets, with the components transported to Able Seaton Port via barge movements.
Onshore dismantlement, recycling and disposal work could last for 10 months.
The 24,200-metric ton (26,676-ton) ShellBrent Delta topsides, removed by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, has been at Able Seaton Port since May following construction of the new multi-million-pound ASP Quay Six, said to be one of the strongest in Europe.
Two more redundant platform topsides from the Brent field in the UK northern North Sea are scheduled to arrive at the complex, starting with Brent Bravo expected in May 2019 and Brent Alpha a year later.