12th July 2019

WATCH: Decom material arrives into port

The impressive Maersk Installer arrived into Aberdeen Harbour, carrying three decommissioned subsea Christmas trees from the Leadon field. 

The trees, weighing approximately 50 tonnes each, were safely offloaded from the vessel onto the quayside, for them to be surveyed, size reduced and processed for safe disposal.

This is one of many operations in which Aberdeen Harbour and its decommissioning partner Scotoil have supported the decommissioning campaigns of Maersk Supply Service, a partner in the Maersk Decom joint venture. 

The flexibility of Aberdeen Harbour for vessel movements, and expert support from companies such as Scotoil, ensures a strong future for upcoming projects. 

John McGuigan, Operations Manager for Aberdeen Harbour, said: “My thanks go to the Aberdeen Harbour Board team and our experienced suppliers who safely carried out this operation in the midst of Aberdeen's haar.

"Aberdeen is at the heart of the energy industry and with our established supply chain and experience supporting oil and gas customers, it makes the port the natural choice to support the growing decommissioning industry.  In the last year, more than 10,000 tonnes of decommissioned has cargo entered the port.

“The opening of South Harbour in 2020 will only add to this, and we look forward to supporting many more customers with their decommissioning requirements.”