December 4, 2019 @ 13:10 by Steven Hugill
A subsea services company has hailed an “extremely significant” contract after completing work in the North Sea.
Rever Offshore has carried out infrastructure decommissioning of the Greater Dunlin Area for Fairfield Energy.
Bosses at the firm, which has an office in Wallsend, say the assignment – in the East Shetland basin – was “one of the largest scale decommissioning projects undertaken by the company.”
The project used diving support vessels Rever Sapphire and Rever Polaris, along with the heavy construction support vessel Normand Clipper.
Work involved multiple campaigns that comprised preparation, removal of subsea infrastructure and final surveys, and the management of all recovered waste for processing and safe disposal.
Started in January 2018, the project was completed in a two-year campaign that used nearly 300 vessel days.
Barry Macleod, Rever Offshore chief executive, said: “This project is extremely significant, being one of the largest scale decommissioning projects undertaken by the company and the first completion of a full engineering, preparation, removal and disposal contract.
“It further underlines our extensive proven track record of providing safe and efficient services to our clients (and demonstrates) our team’s expertise in managing and understanding the challenges of late-life asset decommissioning.”