Aberdeen contractor wins £10m trio of topside decommissioning deals

Aberdeen-based PD&MS Group has secured a trio of topside decommissioning contracts worth more than £10 million across three major North Sea late-life projects in the last six months.

The latest award is a multimillion-pound deal with Spirit Energy to decommission the topsides on two of its unmanned Morecambe Bay gas field drilling platforms, located in the East Irish Sea.

PD&MS is currently supporting similar decommissioning projects of North Sea installations for two major operators through offshore heavy lift contractor, Allseas Group S.A.

The two-year campaign for Spirit Energy will see the PD&MS team being responsible for decommissioning and operations on the DP3 and DP4 unmanned installations as they move into the end-of-life phase, after contributing to the ongoing gas production from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay gas fields.

The firm will also assist with provision of independent intervention teams comprising operations and management personnel to support offshore visits during the preparation and construction phases. As well as this, PD&MS will manage the pipeline cleaning scope and interface with the wells plugging and abandonment and heavy lift contractors appointed by Spirit Energy.

Around 25 new jobs –  10 new onshore positions at PD&MS and 15 offshore roles –  will be created to support the specialist provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for the global oil and gas industry during the project.

22 Mar 2018

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