Heerema has been awarded a contract to decommission Woodside Energy’s Riser Turret Mooring (RTM) on the Nganhurra FPSO.

The work, which comprises the engineering, preparation, removal and transport of the RTM, will see it removed from the Enfield field in Western Australia in one piece before being transported by barge to a suitable port for recycling or reuse.


Heerema is to decommission Woodside Energy’s Nganhurra RTM Photo: Heerema

“We are proud to be Woodside Energy’s contractor of choice for removing the Nganhurra RTM,” said Jeroen van Oosten, Heerema’s chief commercial officer.

“This contract represents our first decommissioning project in Australia and although Heerema has a long history of safely and sustainably removing offshore structures from the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, we are very excited to continue our responsible decommissioning operations in Australian waters.”

Heerema has been decommissioning offshore infrastructure for over thirty years.

“The removal and subsequent reuse or recycling of offshore infrastructure is an essential final step in the lifecycle of oil and gas infrastructure and aligns with our company values of responsibility, sustainability, and contributing to a circular society,” added Jeroen van Oosten.