ABERDEEN, UK – Lerwick Harbour in Shetland, northern Scotland, will host another North Sea decommissioning project.
Allseas has commissioned the Veolia/Peterson partnership to dismantle and recycle CNR International’s Ninian Northern platform jacket, which will be removed from the Ninian field in the UK northern North Sea.
The 83-m (272-ft) tall steel jacket, weighing around 8,500 metric tons (9,370 tons), will be delivered by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit next month.
Recently Veolia/Peterson completed decommissioning of a 14,500-metric ton (15,983-ton) topside for the same platform, the largest handled to date at Lerwicks’ Dales Voe base, recycling over 98% of the materials.
As with the topside, the jacket will be removed in a single lift and transferred ashore at the base from a barge. Decommissioning of the jacket should take around eight months to complete.