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Why Us?

Lerwick’s status as a centre of excellence in decommissioning, marine support and logistics is backed by a comprehensive portfolio of factors.

  • Proven Capability
  • Licensed, operational Decommissioning facilities
  • Environmental compliance
  • Close proximity to many fields
  • Experienced contractors and skilled workforce
  • Local disposal routes and waste management expertise
  • An all-weather, 24-hour port
  • Sheltered very deep water for construction vessel mobilisation, lifts and support
  • Adaptability to handle large and small projects
  • Excellent shipping links with mainland
  • Evolving and expanding resources
  • Engineering & consultancy capability

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Lying at the crossroads of the North Sea and the Atlantic, at latitude 60º 09’N and longitude 01º 08’W, Lerwick Harbour is strategically located to service and support offshore industry decommissioning activity.

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Facilities and Infrastructure

The base is fully-equipped to accommodate the full range of projects, from the largest structures and barges to smaller structures and subsea equipment. Our purpose built concrete pad covers approximately 20,000m2.

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HSEQ: Health and Safety, the Environment and Quality

Shetland Decommissioning Consortium aims to develop Shetland into a Centre of Excellence for all decommissioning operations.

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Environmental and Regulatory

The decommissioning facility at Greenhead Base is fully licensed with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), with all necessary planning approvals from Shetland Islands Council as the local authority, and all relevant regulatory bodies.

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