Heerema Marine Contractors remove Caister Murdoch System structures

Heerema Marine Contractors have removed the Murdoch Accommodation platform, Murdoch Compression platform, and Murdoch Drilling platform, in the British North Sea. This natural gas collection, processing and transportation system operated between 1993 and 2018.

Heerema Marine Contractors safely removed the Murdoch Complex on behalf of their client Harbour Energy, an independent oil and gas company based in London Victoria. The structure was then delivered to the Able UK yard in Hartlepool, first by barge, then with the use of several Mammoet SPTMs. There, 97% of the structure will be recycled.

Earlier in 2022, Heerema Marine Contractors also removed a different platform connected to the same system: the Ketch Platform, which was in fact installed by Heerema in the 2000s. It was removed by the Slepnir, and brought to the Port of Rotterdam where it was dismantled. These operations are in line with the British Government’s Net Zero ‘Build Back Greener’ Strategy, to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050.

Author: Emma Dailey

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