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    Great Yarmouth facility receives first offshore structure for decommissioning

    News // July 18, 2017

    Veolia and Peterson have accepted the first offshore structure into their Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility.

    The Shell Leman BH platform accommodation block, known as the ‘topside’, arrived into the harbour on 11 July. The 50m high steel jacket structure that supported the topside is due to follow later in July.

    The topside, which was previously used as living quarters for personnel working on the Leman BT and Leman BK platforms will now be recycled.

    The contract was awarded to the partnership by Boskalis, who are responsible for offshore removal and transport operations. With a target of achieving a 97 per cent recycling and reuse rate, it covers the receipt and treatment of offshore assets and materials from 50km off the Norfolk coastline in the Southern North Sea.

    The purpose-built Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility will manage the deconstruction and recycling of both topsides and jacket structures that comprise around 1,600 tonnes of materials and assets.

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