Port of Cromarty Firth has the necessary permits, infrastructure, experience, capacity and supply chain in place to provide a turnkey solution for the decommissioning of Central and Northern North Sea oil and gas assets.
Port of Cromarty Firth is capable of decommissioning the largest offshore production platforms and subsea structures and is already a proven natural choice for decommissioning projects. The Cromarty Firth is perfectly located to support central and northern North Sea decommissioning projects.
It offers multiple sheltered, deep-water berths with no tidal or weather constraints, meaning 24/7/365 unrestricted access to facilitate quick vessel turnarounds and optimise vessel chartering costs. There is a well-established, experienced onsite supply chain with extensive offshore engineering, logistics and waste management expertise.
Quay West is a new 372m berth with a minimum water depth of 12m and over 90,000sqm of accompanying laydown area. It has the ability to take structures up to 12,000 tonnes across its quayside with heavy lift pads available to ensure the largest structures and cranes can be accommodated. Berths 2-4 is the deepest on the East Coast of Scotland. It has water depths up to 14m at chart datum, a quayside capable of taking vessels up to 300m and access to a 20,000sqm laydown area.
The sheltered Queens Dock facility has established itself as one of the leading facilities in Europe for the inspection, repair and maintenance of oil and gas drilling rigs, offering great protection for underwater work.
The facility offers a quayside that can take vessels up to 140m in length and access to a 20,000sqm laydown area.
Your choice of suppliers
The uniqueness of the offering for the decommissioning market resides in the Port’s open port philosophy.
This means that P.P.C. and R.S.A. permits covering the Invergordon Service Base are held by the Port, enabling the processing of 50,000 tonnes of structures annually. Contractors and operators can therefore choose to work with the Port’s established supply chain alliances, ranging from demolition and dismantling contractors to waste management and NORM decontamination specialists or bring their own to the site.