SUBSEA services provider Bibby Offshore (BOUK) will provide decommissioning services as part of a recently secured multimillion pound contract with a North Sea operator.

As part of the contract Bibby Offshore will deliver decommissioning operations in the Northern North Sea East Shetland basin.

The agreement, due to commence in the second quarter of 2016 and be completed by the end of 2016, will utilise one of Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessels with adequate deck space and crane capabilities to execute operations about 550 kilometres North East of Aberdeen.

Bibby Offshore has been appointed to carry out remedial rock placement over the existing 16 inch oil export pipeline, recovery of 12 inch pipeline bundles, subsea structure removal with pile severance and debris removal within the platform’s 500 metre zone and along bundle routes.

Waste disposal services will also be provided by BOUK, recovering items that can be decontaminated, disposed or recycled, followed by an over-trawl of the cleared field.

Bibby Offshore chief operating officer Fraser Moonie said the company is looking forward to building on its existing relationship with this client.

“Decommissioning work is of a specialist nature and, with more oil and gas infrastructures reaching the end of their design life, multi-industry experience is key to ensure each project is complete in a safe and responsible manner.”

“With ten years of experience in decommissioning projects globally, often in highly challenging conditions, we have built up a strong track record and are ideally positioned to support companies’ operations,” he said.