SEROOSKERKE, the Netherlands – OOS International has joined a consortium of Lloyd’s Register and Worley to provide offshore operators with end-to-end decommissioning, from late life through post-removal monitoring.
The Dutch company brings a heavy-lift capability via its semisubmersible dual crane vessels, the OOS Serooskerke and the OOS Walcheren, each of which can lift up to 4,400 t in water depths of up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft).
In addition, the OOS Zeelandia is equipped with two cranes that can each lift 12,500 t.
“Aligning assurance, project management, and safe, fit-for-purpose removal and disposal can make decommissioning daunting,” said Léon Overdulve, CEO of OOS.
“Now, as part of the consortium, we can provide economies of scale, reduce duplication of effort, adopt campaign approaches and enable schedule flexibility, further reducing cost uncertainty and scope for operators.”
John Cox, global decommissioning lead, Worley [Intecsea], added: “As a consortium, we have completed successive offshore decommissioning projects, globally, from the Middle East and Asia Pacific to North America. We’ve supported operators and regulators with decommissioning and plugging and abandonment plans and guidelines, abandonment liability and expenditure evaluations.
“We’re actively involved in a number of full work scope provision projects. Operators see the value of our combined expertise across the full decommissioning lifecycle, because it works.”