The planning and development of the Decommissioning Facility at the Energy Park Fife in Methil, Fife by CessCon Decom in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise and Fife Council has progressed at good pace.
A multi-million-pound sum is being invested to development the UK’s most advanced, purpose-built facility with a substantial hard-standing laydown and dismantlement area with an impermeable concrete surface and water collection and treatment facilities, specifically designed for decommissioning and dismantlement operations.
The groundworks and construction of the new dismantlement and processing area is planned to commence prior to the end of the year, and the facility is on schedule to accept large topsides, jackets and subsea infrastructure from Q2 2020, creating new employment opportunities in the Fife area.
Lee Hanlon, CessCon Group CEO said: ‘The Oil & Gas Authority estimate that 48% of decommissioning spending will take place in the Central North Sea over the next decade. With the Energy Park Fife facility being located on the east coast of Scotland, access to a skilled and experienced workforce, and excellent links to the Fife and central Scotland supply chain, we are in a prime location to service this growing market. Our goal is to decommission and recycle assets at the very same yard at which they were once constructed some 20 or 30 years ago, creating a true circular economy.
We have been working diligently to expand our services towards our goal of providing a full turnkey solution from offshore preparation to onshore dismantlement and recycling. Through company acquisition, our in-house services now include all onshore and offshore engineering, welding, burning, fabrication, construction, barge fit-out and seafastening services in addition to onshore dismantlement and recycling, reducing client interfaces, and increasing efficiencies in project execution.
In parallel with growing our UK business, we have expanded into the south east Asia region with the recent opening of our Bangkok office to service the growing Gulf of Thailand decommissioning market, in addition to our ongoing operations in Malaysia and Brunei.