Damen moves into decommissioning market

Damen has releasing its latest concept design, the Damen decommissioning series, as the company enters the decommissioning vessel market.  

The design specialises in three areas of the oil and gas decommissioning sector, topside decommissioning, offshore platform removal, and subsea cleaning and removal.

The preliminary estimations of the vessel’s capabilities hope that it will be able to perform decommissioning of fixed platforms of up to 1,600 tonnes in weight. This figure includes a significant amount of global fixed platforms, and over half of those located in the North Sea, Damen said.

The concept design includes modular add-ons to address the possibility that such a vessel will not be solely active in the decommissioning market.