Buchan Alpha - Decommissioning

During summer of 2017 Shetland Maritime Ltd were resposible for pre-laying and tensioning the anchor pattern in Dales Voe in readiness for the arrival of Buchan Alpha platform for decommissioning.

Once anchored and preparatory works were complete, such as removal of thruster units, we winched the platform alongside the quay for decommissioning work to commence. The platform was ballasted down on to the seabed and all anchors recovered under the supervision of Shetland Maritime. We continue to provide marine assistance to Peterson UK and Veolia with regard to rotating the platform alongside the quay as required for crane reach during the decommissioning process.