AF Decom Offshore opens UK officeCompany News // September 7, 2011
Decommissioning specialist AF Decom Offshore has opened an Aberdeen office to target the emerging UK market.
Kenny Anderson, a Mechanical Engineer with over 13 years’ experience in the decommissioning industry, has been appointed Project Manager by AF Decom Offshore UK to head up the office in Centurion Court.
Norwegian-headquartered AF Decom Offshore, part of AF Gruppen ASA, a major contracting and industrial group, is a market leader in the removal, demolition and recycling of North Sea installations. Targeting the UK sector – from northern waters to the southern basin – is in line with global expansion plans.
The company’s UK operations and the office in Centurion Court were officially launched during this week’s Offshore Europe exhibition in Aberdeen where AF Decom Offshore is exhibiting on the Lerwick - Shetland stand.
“These moves are designed to place the company in prime position in this emerging market, and follow an exclusive agreement with Lerwick Port Authority to develop a deep-water facility at Dales Voe to decommission major structures,” Mr Anderson explained.
”Excellent progress is being made with the base which is at the design stage, with the Environmental Assessment nearing completion.”
Dales Voe will be modelled on AF Decom’s Vats base in Norway, the most advanced deep-water decommissioning facility in Europe, with the experience gained during the last seven years whilst operating Vats ensuring that the base in Shetland becomes the premier decommissioning site in the UK.