A marine civil engineering specialist has been awarded the contract to decommission two North Sea platforms it installed 25 years ago.
Heerema Marine Contractors has announced that DNO has awarded a decommissioning contract for the integrated engineering, preparation, removal, and disposal (EPRD) of the Ketch and Schooner platforms.
Michel Hendriks, Heerema’s Decommissioning Director, said: “Heerema is proud to be the contractor of choice for the decommissioning of the Ketch and Schooner platforms. The EPRD award is the result of our ambition to remove offshore structures of all sizes in a safe and sustainable manner. We are especially pleased to contribute to the circularity of the project by being the installation and removal contractor, which is in line with our own sustainable circular ambitions.”
The Ketch and Schooner platforms are located in the Southern North Sea in the UK sector and were installed by Heerema in the 1990s. Both platforms are tied-back to the Murdoch complex, which will also be removed by Heerema Marine Contractors.
The Ketch platform is located in a water depth of 54m, and the Schooner platform is located at 71m of water depth. After removal, up to 97% of both structures will be responsibly disposed of by reuse or recycling.