Subsea services provider DOF Subsea has been awarded a contract by Ithaca Energy for phase 1 of the decommissioning of the Athena field, in the UK North Sea.
Athena is located in UK Continental Shelf block 14/18B in the central North Sea at a water depth of 130m.
Ithaca ceased production from the Athena field in January 2016 and terminated a contract for the FPSO BW Athena. The FPSO unit was demobilized in February 2016.
DOF’s scope of work includes removing the subsea water column infrastructure that has been used on the field.
The contract involves the removal of mid-water arch and risers, and secures utilization of several DOF Subsea vessels, capable of undertaking both moorings and construction work, operating in the Atlantic region during 4Q 2016.
UK Managing Director, Robert Gillespie, said: “Conditions in the industry are challenging, but the North Sea decommissioning sector is active and we are well positioned to deliver in this market. We have completed several decommissioning projects in recent years, and we are looking forward to working with Ithaca Energy on this scope.”