Subsea 7 will provide decommissioning services for the second phase of Centrica’s Rose and Stamford gas field decommissioning programmes, located in the southern North Sea.
This project is the latest call-off contract under a partnership frame agreement signed in 2005. Subsea 7 has partnership frame agreements with several independent operators, to provide services on a long-term preferred supplier basis.
Having completed phase one in 2015, phase two will focus on the safe removal and recovery of a greater number of subsea pipeline components, and the responsible management of waste disposal. Both phases are part of an overall decommissioning programme agreed with the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).
Offshore activities are scheduled for 2016 and will be performed by one of Subsea 7’s six North Sea Diving Support Vessels (DSV). According to Subsea 7, engineering and project management will start immediately in Aberdeen.
Phil Simons, Subsea 7 Vice President UK and Canada, said: “We are pleased that our reputation for safe, value-driven and reliable decommissioning solutions has been recognised with this award from Centrica, a client for over 10 years.
“Our considerable knowledge of the North Sea’s infrastructure gained from our installation and IRM projects, has become a key advantage in understanding and realising competitive decommissioning opportunities. Subsea 7 will demonstrate this capability throughout Rose/Stamford to ensure direct value is delivered to Centrica.”