Murchison Platform Removal Successfully Completed
Murchison Platform Removal Successfully Completed by Heerema - AF (HAF) Offshore Decom Consortium
On September 12th 2014, CNR International (CNRI) contracted the HAF Consortium, consisting of Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) and AF Offshore Decom (AFOD), for the full Engineering, Preparation, Removal, and Disposal (EPRD) of the Murchison platform, comprising of a 24,000 tons topside and a 14,000 tons jacket.
On June 19th 2017, by use of HMC’s Heavy Lift Vessel Thialf, the HAF Consortium safely offloaded the lower section of the Murchison Jacket on the quay of AFOD’s Environmental Base in Vats, Norway, marking the successful completion of the offshore removal phase of the Murchison platform. The fixed price contract where the outcome was defined but the method and timing was at the Consortium’s discretion enabled this phase of the overall Murchison decommissioning project to be completed two years ahead of its original schedule.
About Heerema Marine Contractors
Heerema Marine Contractors is a world leading marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas industry. HMC transports, installs, and removes all types of offshore facilities. These include fixed and floating structures, subsea pipelines and infrastructures in shallow waters, deep and ultra-deep waters. HMC operates semi-submersible crane vessels and multi-service vessels. The company is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Heerema Group.
About AF Gruppen
AF Gruppen is one of Norway’s leading contracting and industrial groups with operations in the areas of Civil Engineering, Environment, Building, Property, Energy and Offshore. AF has considerable activities aimed at the oil and gas industry, with core areas such as removal, dismantling and recycling of decommissioned offshore installations, rig services, MMO contracts for onshore installations as well as being a total supplier of HVAC plants and offshore and marine EPCIC projects. AF has a modern reception facility at Vats near Haugesund for environmental clean-up and disposal of all types of petroleum installations. The Offshore business area is established in Norway, the UK, China and Singapore.
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