Maersk Decom, together with Maersk Supply Service, is project managing the removal, recycling and waste management of subsea infrastructure for Perenco’s Thames field in the UK North Sea.
The project includes the cut and recovery of wellheads and wellhead protection structures, as well as end-to-end recycling and waste management. It is being delivered by an integrated team covering project management, engineering, and execution from subsea support vessel Maersk Installer.
“This is an important milestone for Maersk Decom, being the first project that moves our new company from studies and project development into execution. By integrating the project team, we will be able to ensure a seamless interface between the recovery and disposal scopes. We look forward to building a strong partnership with Perenco and expanding on the decommissioning track record already established by Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Drilling,” says Lars Banke, Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Decom.
Maersk Decom was created in April 2018 as a 50:50 joint venture between Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service to provide scalable decommissioning solutions to the offshore energy industry. With its decommissioning specialists and direct access to rigs and support vessels, the company offers the full range of decommissioning scopes under flexible commercial models and integrated project management.
Maersk Supply Service is a leading provider of marine services and integrated solutions to the energy sector worldwide with a large fleet of anchor handling tug supply vessels and subsea support vessels.
Since 2003, Perenco has been present in the North Sea, where four decommissioning projects have been undertaken, out of which two are still in progress: Welland (2010-2016), Thames (2013 -2018), Tyne (started in 2016) and more recently Guinevere. The Thames, Yare and Bure Fields, discovered in 1973, 1969 and 1983 respectively, are located in the UK sector of the Southern Gas Basin. The Thames complex came on production in October 1986
(Source: Maersk Decom/Perenco – Image: Jan Der Vis)