Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. has awarded Heerema an integrated engineering, preparation, removal, and disposal (EPRD) decommissioning contract for multiple North Sea oil platforms, according to a press release by Heerema.
Under the contract, the scope of work includes removing the Haven, Hoorn, Helm, and Helder platforms from Block Q1 of the Dutch sector in the southern North Sea. It’s worth noting that implementing the offshore removals will take place over several years.
On this occasion, Petrogas E&P Netherlands’ General Manager Nick Dancer said, “We are proud to have reached the 40th year of production with these assets, but the time has come to remove the platforms. This contract demonstrates Petrogas’ commitment to the safe and timely removal of our facilities and we are very pleased to have signed this contract with Heerema, whom we believe is the ideal partner for this project with their commitment to sustainability and circularity.”
Heerema’s CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven commented, “Heerema is proud to be Petrogas E&P Netherlands’ chosen contractor for this significant decommissioning project. Our team is looking forward to working closely with Petrogas to prepare and execute the safe and sustainable decommissioning of these platforms. Heerema has installed the majority of North Sea platforms, and we believe in the circularity of removing these structures, leaving the sea as we found it. This action aligns with our own sustainable and circular ambitions to reuse and recycle wherever possible.”