Steel jacket and topsides from Spirit Energy’s ST-1 platform have arrived at the Dales Voe facility in Shetland for decommissioning by Veolia and Peterson.Source: VeoliaPeterson said on Monday that the structures from the ST-1 arrived in the port facility on July 15.The company added that a recycling target for the project is 97 percent, which means that around 2,500 tonnes of materials would be recovered and recycled.The ST-1 platform comprises of a 45-meter-high 1,300-tonne steel jacket and a 1,200-tonne topsides structure. It was originally installed in 1994 in the Greater Markham Area some 160 kilometers off the coast in the Southern North Sea.Production on this gas platform ceased in April 2016 and was placed in warm suspension mode in September 2017.The final part of the decommissioning program, covering the removal of the topsides and jackets, was carried out through two single lifts by Seaway 7 using the Seaway Strashnov heavy lifting vessel.Martin O’Donnell, decommissioning director of Veolia, said: “This work follows the successful recovery operations carried out at the facility […]. We have already recycled over 80,000 tonnes of materials and created new job opportunities to meet the growing demand for decommissioning.”James Johnson, decommissioning manager at Peterson, added: “This project is a great showcase of how our collaboration with Veolia is enabling us to provide a full decommissioning service which provides a better customer experience. We are pleased to be involved in the ongoing development of Dales Voe as a center of excellence for decommissioning for the North Sea.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
By Kelly NinasNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (May 6) – Timing is everything and for the frontrunners who claimed the checkered flags, their timing punched their ticket to the winner’s circle at Lincoln County Raceway on Saturday.Spotlighted for their drives to victory were: Brandon Clough, Dillon Schultz, Kyle Werkmeister; Brady Weinman and Tom Baumgardner.Starting on the outside of the front row, it didn’t take long for Clough to rocket into the lead, set a blistering pace all 20 laps and claim the win in the IMCA Modified feature. Clough held off the hard-charging Colton Osborn in the waning laps.Leading the laps that mattered the most for the second time this season, Schultz earned the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory after starting in the fifth row and leading the final two laps.Weathering the storm would be an understatement when describing what Werkmeister had to deal with during the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Werkmeister started on the front row and held off all challenges to claim the checkered flags.Putting on a sensational performance, Weinman of Arnold was the winner in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Weinman dealt with traffic and led the final five laps.Starting up front and staying up front throughout, Baumgardner was the victor in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.