Rever Offshore, a leading subsea project delivery and execution provider to the offshore energy industry, continues to consolidate its North Sea presence with the successful completion of the subsea infrastructure decommissioning project of the Greater Dunlin Area for Fairfield Energy on Dec. 4.
This complex project utilized saturation DSVs, Rever Sapphire and Rever Polaris, along with the heavy CSV, Normand Clipper. The workscope involved multiple campaigns comprising of preparation, removals of subsea infrastructure and final surveys, along with the management of all recovered waste for processing and safe disposal.
Commenced in January, 2018, the project was completed by the subsea contractor in a two year campaign utilizing nearly 300 vessel days, employing innovative in-house engineering to deliver a successful conclusion for Fairfield Energy.
“This project is extremely significant for Rever Offshore, being one of the largest scale decommissioning projects undertaken by the company and the first completion of a full EPRD (engineering, preparation, removal and disposal) contract,” Barry Macleod, Rever Offshore CEO, said.
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