First at facility

The first section of an offshore platform has arrived for decommissioning at Veolia-Peterson’s purpose-built facility at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth. The Shell Leman BH topside’s arrival at the Port will be followed by a separate 50m high steel jacket structure which will remain pinned to the sea floor until its transfer to Great Yarmouth.

The purpose-built Veolia-Peterson decommissioning facility at Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, which is owned by Peel Ports Group, will manage the deconstruction and recycling of both topsides and jacket structures that comprise around 1600 tonnes of materials and assets.

With a target of achieving a 97 per cent recycling and re-use rate, the Veolia- Peterson contract is one of the first to cover the receipt and disposal of offshore assets and materials from Shell UK‘s operations in the southern North Sea. Richard Goffin, Director at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, said: “Since Peel Ports took over at the start of 2016, we’ve collaborated with the wider industry on a number of significant contracts across the offshore energy sector, making this a very exciting time for the Port. The arrival of the Shell Leman BH topside at Veolia- Peterson’s purpose-built facility is very exciting for the Port.”