Port of Dundee in decommissioning ‘milestone’

Forth Ports and Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) announced a partnership that will bring a new decommissioning waste management facility to the Port of Dundee.

Forth Ports said the capability offered by ANSS combined with Forth Ports’ new ultra-heavy lift decommissioning quayside is a “significant milestone in bringing large scale decommissioning to Scotland.”

ANSS manages materials derived from North Sea oil and gas exploration, production and decommissioning activities.

ANSS will open a new 25,000 square feet “material transfer facility” at the Port of Dundee.

Forth Ports said: “The facility will enable the port to offer an integrated service to the emerging decommissioning market.

“The facility will be open in early 2017 and will offer best in class infrastructure and operating techniques.”

Forth Ports chief executive Charles Hammond said: “This new waste management facility, coupled with our multimillion pound investment in a new quayside, is important for the port which is ideally placed to service the immediate needs of the North Sea oil and gas decommissioning sector.

“The port’s proximity to the skill base in Dundee along with unrivaled land space and quayside strength makes it the logical choice for large scale decommissioning in Scotland.”