Liberty Industrial is pleased to announce it has been awarded a decommissioning contract from Repsol Sinopec for the decontamination, demolition and site remediation of Nigg Oil Terminal.
Planning and engineering work will begin in December 2022, with decommissioning activity commencing in 2023 and expected to continue until 2025. The site will be handed back to the leaseholder (Global Energy Group) at the end of 2025.
The Nigg Oil Terminal was commissioned in 1981 by the British National Oil Corporation as part of the Beatrice complex development. The large site spreads across 75 acres and consists of a large-scale crude oil process, storage and export facility that will require decontamination prior to the demolition and site remediation process.
The project will be an integrated effort between the Repsol Sinopec project and site teams, who harbour the history and knowledge of the work site, and the decommissioning specialist contractor Liberty to ensure all hazards are identified and the correct, fit for purpose decommissioning procedure enacted safely.
VP of Decommissioning and Energy Transition, Adam Sheikh, said:
“We aim to deliver one of the North Sea’s most ambitious decommissioning programmes in the years ahead – including the full decommissioning of our Nigg Onshore Terminal.
“This contract award represents a significant milestone in our decommissioning journey and my thanks go to the teams for getting us to this stage. As a company we intend to deliver outstanding decommissioning minimising environmental impact and as cost-efficiently as possible.”
Decommissioning Project Manager, Simon Reid said:
“A comprehensive tender process was followed inviting the UK’s leading onshore decommissioning contractors to submit proposals for the project. The technical evaluation focused on the contractor’s ability to demonstrate safe and robust methods, with a clear understanding of the hazardous inventories, to deliver the decommissioning scope in line with company and regulatory requirements in an efficient and fit for purpose manner.”
Liberty Industrial Contracts Director, Jon Sowerby said:
“The decommissioning project being undertaken by Repsol Sinopec at Nigg encompasses all Liberty Industrial’s specialist and innovative service. This is a significant milestone in the history of the Nigg site, and Liberty Industrial is excited to be part of it.”
“Liberty Industrial acknowledges the immense responsibility of undertaking the decontamination, demolition and site remediation of Nigg Oil Terminal in Scotland, UK.”
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He also added,” Our team will work closely and collaboratively with Kinetic Demolition to ensure a smooth decommissioning operation from the commencement of the project in 2023 to its completion in 2025.
Engaging with our stakeholder Repsol Sinopec, we will continue with our commitment of delivering exceptional outcomes on schedule and budget, a safe working environment with zero incidents, and our essential demolition works conducted with minimal impact to the community and environment.”