AF Group Receives Offshore Demolition and Recycling Contract (Germany)
The AF Group has been awarded a Letter of Intent with Statoil, on behalf of Gassco as operator, regarding removal and recycling of the Norpipe H7-platform.
The platform is located at the German continental shelf of the North Sea, and has been a part of the pipeline which exports gas to Europe. The Letter of Intent covers planning, engineering, removal and demolition of the installation. The Letter of Intent also includes an option to decommission a similar platform, B11.
Environmental Base Vats on the west coast of Norway will be used as decommissioning site. The site is Europe’s most modern decommissioning facility for decommissioned offshore installations.
The contract value is approx. NOK 420 million, excl. abovementioned option works. A condition for the contract is a final decision by the ownership Gassled on the implementation of the removal project.
The work will start immediately, and is planned to conclude by the end of 2016.
– The AF Group has built up expertise and capacity to handle removal and recycling of obsolete petroleum installations. It is therefore a recognition that Statoil, on behalf of Gassco, has chosen us for this mission. The work lays the foundation for further growth within our environmental business in the North Sea, says Pål Egil Rønn, CEO of the AF Group.
Source: AF Gruppen, June 30, 2011; Image: Gassco