The legs of the Ninian Northern platform have been blown off using explosives as part of a decommissioning project at a yard in Lerwick, Shetland.
Lerwick Harbour’s strategic location has been the building block for its huge contribution to the development of east Shetland Basin oil fields over the past 50 years.
Shetland’s bid to cement its place as a major North Sea decommissioning centre has been given the seal of approval by a heavy lift vessel contractor.
Lerwick Port Authority has published a video showing the Buchan Alpha platform being towed in the harbour.
The Veolia-Peterson partnership has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth.