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AqualisBraemar LOC concludes Sable decommissioning overview

AqualisBraemar LOC concludes Sable decommissioning overview


AqualisBraemar LOC has completed work for the decommissioning and removal campaign for ExxonMobil’s Sable Project offshore Nova Scotia.

The company was appointed marine warranty surveyor in 2017 to ensure the safe removal and transportation across the Atlantic Ocean of seven platforms for disposal/recycling, including topsides and jackets with a combined total weight of more than 45,000 metric tons (49,604 tons).

AqualisBraemar LOC’s Canadian operation led the campaign, supported by the group’s global decommissioning team, including the UK for the load-in operations.

Much of the 6,000-plus hours spent on the project was during the pandemic of 2020. The final shipment arrived in the UK early this year: 99% of the facilities are due to be recycled.

“Sable was a large and complex project in that it consisted of seven platforms and subsea infrastructure at five different locations,” said Ewan Browell, head of AqualisBraemar LOC’s Canadian operation.

The Sable Offshore Energy Project, developed in the late 1990s, produced more than 2 tcf of natural gas and liquids before production ceased at the end of 2018.

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Published: 30-06-2021

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