Maersk Supply Service has secured a contract by Fairfield Betula Limited for the removal of the Dunlin Alpha platform’s subsea conductors and guide frames.
Maersk Supply Service will remove four 30” jacket-mounted drilling conductors and two associated conductor guide frames using an I-class vessel.
“This is a technically challenging scope with large periods of time spent alongside a platform. It is gratifying to see our engineered technical solution selected by Fairfield, as the removal of older conductors that cannot be pulled through topsides remains a challenge throughout the North Sea,” said Olivier Trouvé, head of Integrated Solutions.
Project management and engineering starts this year, with offshore execution planned for 2022 or 2023 depending on option selected.
Installed in 1977, the Dunlin Alpha platform served as the production facility for the Greater Dunlin Area.
It is located in UK Continental Shelf Block 211/23a, approximately 137 km northeast of Shetland and 11 km from the UK/Norwegian median line.
Production from the Greater Dunlin Area stopped in 2015.