An Aberdeenshire firm has joined forces with two major decommissioning contractors to launch a joint venture offering lower UK North Sea dismantling costs.
A Norwegian yard owner and a Dutch heavy lift crane vessel operator have signed the contract to decommission a UK North Sea platform.
Dutch heavy lift crane vessel firm Heerema Marine Contractors has won the contract to remove the Dunlin Alpha topside in the UK North Sea.
Oil major Shell has revealed that the steel jacket for its Brent Alpha platform will be taken to Norway for scrapping.
The Murchison platform has been removed from the North Sea and brought ashore two years ahead of schedule.
In decommissioning, as in life, there are winners and there are losers.