Heerema to remove Spirit Energy's North Sea decommissioning portfolio

Heerema to remove Spirit Energy’s North Sea decommissioning portfolio

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Heerema Marine Contractors has been hired by Spirit Energy Production to remove and dispose of its North Sea decommissioning portfolio. Heerema will team up with DeepOcean to deliver the safe and sustainable decommissioning of the platforms. 

The EPRD (engineering, preparations, removal, and disposal) contract includes both firm work and optional scope that can be called off by the client. Heerema Marine Contractors will lead its part of the work out of its offices in Leiden, The Netherlands and London, the UK.

The firm scope involves the EPRD of the Audrey A, Audrey B, and Ensign platforms, while the optional work includes an additional five platforms in the southern North Sea region of the UK and Dutch sectors.

Following a joint tender submitted in cooperation with DeepOcean Subsea Services, both firms have secured contracts that will be executed under a tripartite collaboration agreement.

Heerema’s scope is to remove and recycle the platform topsides and substructures, while DeepOcean will be responsible for removing and recycling all subsea assets in the relevant fields. The combined weight of the firm scope topsides and jackets is around 7000 metric tons and will be recycled in the UK. The platforms are located between 23 and 26 meters of water.

Both companies will coordinate and align their operational schedules to fit the overall milestones contained within the two contracts.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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