Maersk firms hired for Thames field decommissioning

Maersk Decom, together with Maersk Supply Service, has been hired for project managing the removal, recycling, and waste management of subsea infrastructure for Perenco’s Thames field in the UK North Sea. 

Maersk Installer
Maersk Installer; Source: Maersk Decom

Maersk Decom was created in April 2018 as a 50:50 joint venture between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service to provide decommissioning solutions to the offshore energy industry.

The project for Perenco includes the cut and recovery of wellheads and wellhead protection structures, as well as end-to-end recycling and waste management, Maersk Decom said on Monday.

It is being delivered by an integrated team covering project management, engineering, and execution from subsea support vessel Maersk Installer.

Lars Banke, Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Decom, said: “This is an important milestone for Maersk Decom, being the first project that moves our new company from studies and project development into execution.

“By integrating the project team, we will be able to ensure a seamless interface between the recovery and disposal scopes.”

According to the company, the offshore phase started last month following the completion of ongoing decommissioning work at the Leadon field.

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