Commencing in early 2020, this contract has seen Worley deliver a range of decommissioning engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work scopes for Allseas, including engineering preparations for the removal of Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay DP3 and DP4 normally unmanned installations (NUIs).).
Worley’s offshore work on the DP4 NUI is now complete with work on the DP3 due to commence early 2021. The two 11,000-tonne platforms will be lifted and taken back to shore by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, which is the world’s largest construction vessel.
Despite new constraints brought about by the global pandemic, Worley carried out the work safely, allowing Allseas to begin final preparations for the removal of the decommissioned installations later this year.
Worley’s Aberdeen office is leading the project, with support from wholly owned subsidiary, Scopus Engineering. Worley is providing management and assurance services, while Scopus Engineering is providing lean engineering and site construction at Morecambe Bay.
Shaun Poll, Senior Vice President for Energy Offshore in the UK for Worley, commented, “We are thrilled to be providing our decommissioning services to Allseas, building on our already well-established relationship. Decommissioning offshore installations is a complex process, but our specialized engineering resources and project management expertise has helped to make this project a success. And I’m pleased to say that around 20 onshore and over 45 offshore roles have been secured as we move into the next stage of the project.”
Poll continues, “Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, I’m very proud of the team’s resilience and the work we’ve delivered. We look forward to supporting Allseas to safely remove the DP3 and DP4 installations.”
Worley has also supported Allseas with various other decommissioning projects through its Advanced Engineering Solutions team.
For more information on Worley’s decommissioning capabilities, visit worley.com.
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