Decommissioning

Aberdeen Harbour is an experienced partner in decommissioning projects and has the expertise and capabilities to manage complex onshore disposal processes. Our modern facilities and extensive, established international supply chain make Aberdeen Harbour the natural choice for decommissioning activity.

Customers benefit from our comprehensive and specialist suite of service providers which include NORM and waste management services, and facilities to reprocess, recycle and reuse materials. 

Our HSEQ standards are second-to-none.  We are the only port in Scotland to combine our European EcoPort status with our ISO 14001 (2018) and ISO 45001 accreditations. These international benchmarks for occupational health and safety, and environmental management strengthen our position as one of the safest ports in the UK. 

Find out how EcoPorts is transforming the environmental management of more than 100 ports in Europe.

Aberdeen Harbour is directly connected to the national rail and road network and is only a 20-minute drive to an international airport.  We have direct shipping connections to approximately 40 countries every year and scheduled weekly services to Norway and continental ports. 

To understand more about our capabilities and how we can support your decommissioning projects, please contact our Commercial Manager.

Case Study: Leadon and Janice Projects

The impressive Maersk Inventor has been a frequent visitor to North Harbour, making several calls with decommissioned material from the North Sea Leadon and Janice projects.  The vessel has safely offloaded a range of structures including subsea Christmas trees, manifolds, and ballast blocks.  Many of these structures have been surveyed, size reduced and processed for safe disposal on the quaysides – using the skills and expertise of our immediate supply chain.

The development of South Harbour will significantly expand our decommissioning capabilities and will build on the continued operations in North Harbour. The new facilities will incorporate 1,400 meters of deep-water quay with laydown area of 125,000 square meters.  The state-of-the-art triple interceptor drainage system will allow the harbour to be independently segregated into 14 working zones, giving customers complete control of their project activities.