The Port of Blyth holds a licence from the Environment Agency to provide offshore decommissioning services located on a dedicated 2.3 hectare site at our Battleship Wharf terminal.
The decommissioning facilities are licensed for capacity up to 50,000 tonnes per annum, on a site featuring an impermeable heavy duty concrete base and quarantined areas for hazardous waste including NORM.
The site includes impermeable surfaces, interceptors, water recycling, bunded quarantine areas and covered storage and is situated 100m from berth 4 with 50m wide access route from quay to set down area.
In 2020, this offering was strengthened when Port of Blyth and Thompsons of Prudhoe announced an exciting partnership based on quality, safety and performance designed to enhance UK offshore decommissioning capability, providing customers with a highly experienced and dedicated service.
The partnership has since completed numerous high profile projects on time and on budget, and endeavours to recycle as much of the materials that arises from our services as possible, often achieving in excess of 97%.
WASTE DISPOSAL AND NORM DECONTAMINATION
- Environmental Permit (EPR/RP3337RN) up to 50,000 tonne throughput of Oil & Gas assets per year
- Environmental Permit (EPR/UB3496DU/ A001) for the handling of NORM contaminated materials
- Site situated 100m from berth/heavy lift quay with 50m wide access route
- Site includes heavy load pads, impermeable surfaces, interceptors, water recycling and bunded quarantine areas
- Quay and decom site suitable for pieces up to 5,000 tonnes with 25 tonne/m2 point loads and uniform loads to tonnes/m2
By combining the Port’s offshore energy cargo related handling capabilities with Thompsons of Prudhoe’s decommissioning and demolition expertise, customers are able to rely on first class service. There is port cranage of up to 100 tonne lift capacity readily available on site for work on the quayside or the decommissioning site. There is also heavy lift cranage of up to 500-tonne lift capacity available on site from heavy-lift partners. Key features include:
- Dedicated berth where topsides and jackets are unloaded and moved 100m to decommissioning site for safe disposal
- Extensive supply chain exists within the Port for full mob / demob operations on project vessels
- Up to 2,000 tonne project pieces moved through Port terminals using SPMTs
- Regular 250+ tonne project lifts undertaken utilising super lift cranes and SPMTs
- Reputation for first-class support of offshore energy related vessels and project movements