The programme to decommission the Rose Field saw various subsea materials landed at the Port of Leith. This included a canopy that was too large for road transportation and required downsizing at the quayside, and a spool – fitted with sensors and valves – which was found to be NORM (naturally occurring radioactive materials) contaminated.
After being reduced in size, the canopy and other subsea materials were transported to our licensed metal treatment facility in Aberdeen for processing and recycling.
The spool, sensors and valves were transferred separately under the appropriate dangerous goods transport regulations to an authorised NORM specialist for treatment. Following decontamination, the sensors and valves were returned to our client for reuse, while the spool and other items were processed by us for recycling. A 98% recycling rate was achieved.
In common with all decommissioning projects, site specific method statements, risk assessments and operating procedures were prepared by our team and approved by the client and Port Authority prior to work commencing.
We are the largest metal recycler and exporter of processed metal in North and North-East Scotland and an experienced member of the decommissioning supply chain. With current strategically located licensed facilities in Aberdeen, Shetland, Evanton and Montrose, and the addition of our new quayside facility in Dundee opening in 2020 bringing our combined annual licensed tonnage to 360,000 tonnes, we are your decommissioning partner of choice.