Ardmore Field Decommissioning and Kittiwake Field Redeployment

We provided a warranty survey and professional advice on recovery of two single anchor loading (SAL) systems from Tuscan Energy's Ardmore Field in the central North Sea.

SAL's mooring and loading lines were recovered by dive support vessel 'DSND Pelican' and brought ashore to Peterhead for inspection and refurbishment.

We advised TK Navion on the refurbishment of SAL system in readiness for redeployment and subsequently provided warranty survey on the dive support vessel Rockwater 1 during redeployment of the SAL at Venture Production's Kittiwake Field.

We represented TK Navion on board the AHTS 'Far Scout' during lift out, tow and set down of the SAL anchor at the Kittiwake Field.

The towing of the SAL anchor was a unique towing operation.  The anchor, measuring 10m x 10m x 10m and weighing 100 tonne, was towed a distance of 120 miles underwater.