Veolia, Peterson to dismantle Spirit Energy’s North Sea platform

Steel jacket and topsides from Spirit Energy’s ST-1 platform have arrived at the Dales Voe facility in Shetland for decommissioning by Veolia and Peterson.

Source: Veolia

Peterson said on Monday that the structures from the ST-1 arrived in the port facility on July 15.

The company added that a recycling target for the project is 97 percent, which means that around 2,500 tonnes of materials would be recovered and recycled.

The ST-1 platform comprises of a 45-meter-high 1,300-tonne steel jacket and a 1,200-tonne topsides structure. It was originally installed in 1994 in the Greater Markham Area some 160 kilometers off the coast in the Southern North Sea.

Production on this gas platform ceased in April 2016 and was placed in warm suspension mode in September 2017.

The final part of the decommissioning program, covering the removal of the topsides and jackets, was carried out through two single lifts by Seaway 7 using the Seaway Strashnov heavy lifting vessel.

Martin O’Donnell, decommissioning director of Veolia, said: “This work follows the successful recovery operations carried out at the facility […]. We have already recycled over 80,000 tonnes of materials and created new job opportunities to meet the growing demand for decommissioning.”

James Johnson, decommissioning manager at Peterson, added: “This project is a great showcase of how our collaboration with Veolia is enabling us to provide a full decommissioning service which provides a better customer experience. We are pleased to be involved in the ongoing development of Dales Voe as a center of excellence for decommissioning for the North Sea.”


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