Aker wins Murchison North Sea platform decommissioning contract
CNR International (UK) has contracted Aker Solutions for first-phase decommissioning of the Murchison platform in the northern North Sea.
Under the three-year contract, Aker Solutions will manage engineering design, procurement, and offshore execution to ensure the facilities are safely prepared for subsequent removal.
Around 150 new jobs will be created in Aberdeen as a result of the award.
Since 1980,Murchison has produced more than 390 MMboe. The field is in UK block 211/19 and extends into Norwegian block 33/9 in the northern North Sea. The platform is installed in 156 m (512 ft) of water.
Aker’s previous decommissioning work in the North Sea includes the Maureen A platform removal and theFrigg cessation project.