ABB Consulting has launched a major study on behalf of Decom North Sea (DNS) and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to look into ways of reducing the cost of decommissioning.
Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the decommissioning industry, commissions and facilitates projects that deliver meaningful benefits for its members and improves the efficiency of future of decommissioning activity. The need for a ‘Removal and Disposal Landscaping Study’ was identified by DNS members following last year’s Decom Offshore conference. The study aims to identify efficient decommissioning solutions which encompass re-use and thereby contribute to the circular economy approach for maximising the useful life of assets.
DNS identified that the industry needed more awareness of the different removal and distribution methods. Currently most operators know what single lift looks like as this has proven application offshore and operators are aware of most contractors operating in this market. A study will engage with operators on the benefits of different techniques available such as Piece Small, Salvage and Load Transfer.