September 23, 2022

CessCon to Launch Dismantling Center at Port of Aberdeen | Rigzone

CessCon Decom chose the South Port of Port of Aberdeen as the location for its dismantling center. When it opens in the third quarter of 2022, as part of South Harbor’s $473.5 million expansion, the hub will create up to 50 new jobs.

The new hub will be located within Crathes Quay in South Harbor and will provide dismantling, recycling and reuse services with a focus on underwater infrastructure. The increase in employment is expected over the next 12 months and CessCon will encourage applications from people living locally.

The facility is established under a memorandum of understanding between the port and CessCon, which aims to establish Aberdeen as a center of excellence and a port of choice for the offshore dismantling industry. The agreement complements and extends the decommissioning services currently offered at the Port’s North Harbor and CessCon’s Energy Park Fife decommissioning facility.

The South Harbor Dismantling Center will provide heavy haul areas, impermeable concrete dismantling and processing areas, water collection and treatment facilities, material storage areas, offices and canteens.

CessCon is committed to the circular economy and the reuse and repurposing of equipment is a primary goal of all projects. The company has a minimum goal on all projects of 98% reuse and recycling (by weight) of all materials and has achieved over 99% reuse and recycling on several projects to date.

The South Harbor expansion significantly improves the port’s capacity and capacity, adding 1.4 km of deep water berths, considerable heavy lifts, flexible depot space and large project areas.

The port began a “soft start” to operations at South Harbor in July and has already welcomed a range of vessels as construction continues apace. South Harbor will be operational at the end of October 2022 and construction will end in the second quarter of 2023 when the last wharf is commissioned.

“Decommissioning is an important part of the UK’s energy transition and there are increasing opportunities to reuse, repurpose and recycle materials during the decommissioning process. We are focusing on this with CessCon and it complements our vision of becoming Scotland’s first net zero port at the heart of the country’s energy transition,” said Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive of the Port of Aberdeen.

“The new facility will be able to handle turnkey decommissioning projects and associated vessels. The large laydown and treatment areas and the water depths allow us to accommodate vessels up to 300 m in length. With direct access to the North Sea, the facility is well placed to serve the growing decommissioning market alongside our Fife Energy Park decommissioning facility in Methil, Fife,” added Lee Hanlon, Managing Director of CessCon Decom .

“This decision is the latest step in our plans to capitalize on the huge North Sea dismantling market. Our ongoing project to decommission, reuse and recycle Spirit Energy’s DP3 and DP4 platforms in Morecambe Bay at our Energy Park Fife site is proceeding very well and with other ongoing projects in the UK, as well as the development of our new Anson shipyard in Brunei, in Southeast Asia, we are on the right path to achieve our growth strategy.

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