Kvaerner to disassemble, recycle structures from two North Sea platforms

Kvaerner has entered an agreement with Allseas concerning recycling of the topsides and bridge of the 36-year-old Valhall QP platform in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Varg A in the Norwegian North Sea
Varg A in the Norwegian North Sea

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OSLO, NorwayKvaerner has entered an agreement with Allseas concerning recycling of the topsides and bridge of the 36-year-old Valhall QP platform in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Allseas is due to remove the structures for operatorAker BP next year. Both will be deconstructed during winter 2019 and spring 2020.

In addition, Kvaerner has signed a contract with Saipem UK to dispose of the Varg A installation, also in the Norwegian North Sea, which Saipem is due to remove on behalf of operatorRepsol.

Kvaerner’s yard in Verdal built the platform in 1997.

The topsides, mono-tower, piles, and other ancillaries will be delivered to the company’s disposal site at Stord this summer for deconstruction and recycling.

This site is said to be designed for environmentally responsible disposal, reuse and recycling of components and materials from redundant offshore platforms and subsea structures.

Kvaerner is looking to grow its removal and recycling business.

02/08/2018

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