THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR NINIAN NORTH

HAZCHEM to the rescue with over 150 short-notice Coveralls

for Ninian North Controlled Demolition

OVER 150 HAZCHEM-SUPPLIED COVERALLS FACILITATED THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE NINIAN NORTH PLATFORM

Last week, HAZCHEM received a short notice enquiry for over 150 coveralls to supply the personnel working on the KDC Controlled Demolition of the Ninian North Platform, in Shetland.

Key Account Manager, Brian Eames and the HAZCHEM team were able to help facilitate the project with the supply of 44 Progarm 6444 and 112 Orka Magnus coveralls for what was the beginning of the end for NNP.

KDC, the prolific demolition and decommissioning service, based in Manchester, successfully imploded the platform after almost a year of the platform arriving at their Parent company, Veolia Shetland site.

Max Ray of KDC was delighted with the Hazchem Service; ‘Many thanks again for your work getting these coveralls sorted in time!’

‘Many thanks again for your work getting these coveralls sorted in time!’

Max Ray, KDC
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HISTORY OF NINIAN NORTH PLATFORM

Installed in 1978, the 14,200 tonne Ninian North Platform (NNP), has been serving the Oil Industry since 1980. After much consideration and research into alternative uses for the platform, no viable options were found and in August 2020, the structure was decommissioned.

NNP was removed from the CNR-operated Ninian Oil Field in the UK North Sea, and given a temporary home just 100 miles away, at the Veolia Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland, in the Northern Isles of Scotland.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

On arrival, NNP was decontaminated by Veolia on their purpose-built demolition site, via the removal of hazardous materials for an ‘environmentally friendly’ demolition.

Prior to removal, CNR, the owner’s of NNP, considered the environmental impact with this decommission. Research went into such topics as the surrounding marine life of the platform and how they could be affected, for which no negative implications were found.

You can read the Official CNR Decommission Document here.

WHAT NEXT?

Now that the platform has been successfully collapsed to ground level, the demolition of the remaining structure can commence. The demolition phase has generated a large quantity of jobs and has a target to recycle 97% of the waste material, which comprises of mainly steel.

Watch the Controlled Platform Demolition here.

Although it is not strictly our responsibility to tell you what PPE is best, we have had over 40 years of experience when it comes to PPE for drivers and operators in the Gas Industry. So we have come up with some recommendations below for both ladies and men working in this industry.

We know that refineries/terminals are becoming more stringent on the correct PPE being worn when loading gas, so it is important you have suitable PPE.

To discuss further with us please call 01280 841400 or email sales@hazchemsafety.com .

PPE Recommendations Men

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