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Veolia and Peterson Facility at Great Yarmouth Receives First Offshore Structure


Veolia and Peterson have accepted the first offshore structure into their Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility. The Shell Leman BH platform accommodation block arrived into the harbour on 11 July. The 50m-high steel jacket structure that supported the topside is due to follow later in July. The topside, which was previously used as living quarters for personnel working on the Leman BT and Leman BK platforms, has now come to its new home to be recycled.

The contract was awarded to the partnership by Boskalis who are responsible for offshore removal and transport operations. With a target of achieving a 97% recycling and reuse rate, it covers the receipt and treatment of offshore assets and materials from 50km off the Norfolk coastline in the Southern North Sea.

The purpose built Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility will manage the deconstruction and recycling of both topsides and jacket structures that comprise around 1,600t of materials and assets. Set up to provide a full decommissioning service Veolia-Peterson services include decontamination, deconstruction, waste management and environmental services together with associated integrated logistics, marine and quayside services. To date the joint venture has recovered over 80,000t of offshore materials and achieved ‘excellent’ environmental assessment ratings in the process.

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