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!’
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.
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.
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.