AqualisBraemar LOC was appointed in 2017 by ExxonMobil to act as marine warranty surveyor to ensure the safe removal and transatlantic transportation of seven platforms including topsides and jackets with a combined total weight in excess of 45 000 t.
The work was led and executed by AqualisBraemar LOC’s Canadian operation, with support from the group’s global decommissioning team including the UK, for the load-in operations.
Over 6000 hours in total were spent on the project, with the majority executed in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic. The last shipment arrived in the UK in early 2021. 99% of the material will be recycled.
“Sable was a large and complex project in that it consisted of seven platforms and subsea infrastructure at five different locations. Our global reach enabled us to provide a seamless transition of expertise, supporting the removal activities and load-in operations across the Atlantic, despite significant restrictions imposed by COVID-19,” said Ewan Browell, Head of AqualisBraemar LOC’s Canadian operations.
The Sable Offshore Energy Project was developed in the late 1990s and produced more than 2 trillion ft3 of natural gas and liquids before production finished on 31 December 2018.
“We were pleased to support ExxonMobil on this project. The early appointment of MWS on this project along with the allocation of a consistent AqualisBraemar LOC project team throughout, were central to successful MWS engagement,” Browell added.
Photo by Jive Photographic courtesy of ExxonMobil Canada.
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