Maximising Reuse and Recycling, Minimising Disposal
John Lawrie Decom is ideally placed to offer decommissioning services to the oil and gas sector. Over the past twenty years, the company has an established track record and has successfully carried out a number of projects involving the processing of piece small items and the dismantling of large oilfield and industrial structures. Decommissioning represents a significant opportunity as well as a challenge for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.
John Lawrie Decom offers decommissioning facilities at a number of ports throughout the UK to suit specific client requirements. With sustainability in mind, the company has progressively developed its expertise in the deconstruction, processing, recycling and disposal of a range of redundant subsea materials, including flexible risers and flowlines. umbilicals, manifolds, trees, mid water buoys, mooring systems, concrete mattresses and various associated items.
Enhanced Decommissioning Services at quayside
John Lawrie Decom also offers an enhanced decommissioning service at Aberdeen Harbour, in addition to their existing offering. Working in collaboration with Aberdeen Harbour Board, the company has access to a decommissioning-dedicated quayside area equipped with full containment facilities for the receipt of piece small-to-medium structures for dismantling. The new quayside facility enables larger pieces of equipment and structures to be offloaded from vessels and then worked on in an environmentally secure work area within the main hub of North Sea activity. The time-lapse video below shows operations at the Port of Dundee in June 2015, where sections of a 500-tonne North Sea offshore module are cut before being taken to John Lawrie’s licensed treatment facility in Aberdeen where it has been fully processed and recycled.
In line with client and regulatory requirements, John Lawrie Decom aims to maximise reuse and recycling, and minimise disposal. To this end, we have successfully developed processing methods resulting in high recovery and recycling rates in most cases up to 100%. The company demonstrates an established track record in this field built up over many years.