Scottish metal-reprocessing, steel-trading and environmental service company John Lawrie Group has invested heavily with a view to picking up work from North Sea decommissioning.
The Aberdeen firm said yesterday it had been steadily developing capability to recycle redundant subsea materials including flexible risers, flowlines, and umbilicals.
Lawrie is a reprocessor and exporter of scrap metal and its Aberdeen, Montrose and Evanton recycling centres are now all capable of receiving redundant materials for processing.
Over three years, Lawrie has invested about £4million in new handling and processing equipment at its Aberdeen recycling site ahead of offshore decommissioning projects getting under way.
It expects this recycling service will boost turnover and create jobs.
Environmental director Ray Grant said: “Every business is being encouraged to be more environmentally conscious and recycle more of its waste. Oil and gas operators are also facing these pressures, particularly when they approach decommissioning and look at all the available options for disposal of assets and equipment.”