Fred Olsen Windcarrier completes decommissioning work for Perenco in North Sea

The jackup vessel Seafox 5, later renamed Blue Tern (Photo: Seafox International Group)

Fred Olsen Windcarrier’s jackup vessel Blue Tern has successfully completed the offshore works related to the decommissioning of two gas platforms for Perenco UK.

The work was done at the Tyne and Guinevere installations in the Southern North Sea.

The offshore work commenced in December 2019 and consisted of lifting of the two topside and jacket structures onto Blue Tern‘s deck and the associated cutting, rigging, and seafastening works. The jackup later arrived at the Hoondert disposal facility in Vlissingen, Holland, where the platform structures have been offloaded, and the actual disposal and recycling will take place.

The work has been done in close cooperation with Ardent, which was responsible for planning and engineering of the cutting, lifting, seafastening, and offloading works, while Fred Olsen Windcarrier was responsible for vessel operation and overall management of the project.

The work was done under challenging weather conditions during winter time, but still within the overall time schedule for the project.

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