Shell’s Leman BH jacket to arrive for decommissioning ‘in a few days’

The Veolia-Peterson joint venture has informed that it is expecting the arrival of a supporting jacket structure of Shell’s Leman offshore platform for decommissioning.

To remind, Veolia and its partner Peterson accepted the topside structujacketre of the Shell Leman BH platform at their Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility on the North Sea on July 11.

The topside was previously used as living quarters for personnel working on the Leman BT and Leman BK platforms.

However, the living quarters became redundant after the Leman BK platform was decommissioned in the mid-1990s. The remaining bridge-linked Leman BH and BT platforms became normally unattended installations (NUI).

According to the Veolia’s statement on Thursday, the 50-meter high supporting structure will arrive in a few days.

The contract for recycling of the Leman living quarters was awarded to the partnership by Boskalis who is responsible for offshore removal and transport operations.

Veolia said that the decommissioning operation has a 97 percent recycling and reuse target for the 1,600 tonnes of materials in the platform.

Estelle Brachlianoff, senior executive VP for Veolia UK and Ireland, said: “These end-of-life platforms are valuable assets. By decommissioning them, we can unlock resources to give them a second, third or even fourth life.

“This project shows how we can maximize the recycling and sustainability of materials. Our partnership with Peterson has successfully delivered a number of projects over the last ten years, and this latest one will further new opportunities on the Great Yarmouth site.”

Ron van der Laan, Peterson’s regional director, added: “This project, developed jointly by Veolia and Peterson, follows the award of two contracts late last year. It is a further step towards establishing the Great Yarmouth site as a real center of excellence.”

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