An offshore union has called for a “robust inspection regime” to be imposed after more than 100 workers were evacuated from a North Sea platform over structural concerns.
Fairfield Energy has cut £31million from the total bill to decommission the Greater Dunlin Area in the North Sea.
The UK Government has agreed to pay up to £400million in oil and gas decommissioning relief to one of Japan’s largest trading companies.
The Decommissioning Relief Deed dates back to a statement by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in September 2013.
Fairfield Energy said yesterday that costs were “not the main driver” behind its request to leave the huge concrete legs of the Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea.
The first North Sea decommissioning contract to be secured by the Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has been hailed as a “tremendous boost for local companies and workers” by the organisation’s chief executive.
Fairfield Energy has awarded Bibby Offshore the contract for decommissioning the Greater Dunlin Area’s subsea infrastructure.
Decom Energy managing director Graeme Fergusson acknowledges having to “work hard” to convince employees that decommissioning is an area where the company can find its place.
Fairfield Energy submitted plans for decommissioning parts of the North Sea Dunlin area to the UK Government today.