March 27 - Scaldis has completed the decommissioning of the offshore Horne & Wren platform in the UK, for Tullow Oil.
The plugging and abandonment (P&A) of wells and offshore preparatory works were carried out from Seajacks' jack-up vessel, Kraken. Scaldis also performed non-destructive testing (NDT) of the topside pad eyes, installed an access platform between the jacket and topside and placed a gangway landing platform on the jacket.
Scaldis' heavy lift vessel, Rambiz, was mobilised to complete the decommissioning. According to Scaldis, an in-and-out seabed survey was carried out; the topside was cut, lifted and sea fastened onboard the Rambiz; the jacket piles were dredged and cut; the internal lifting tools (ILT's) were installed; and the jacket was lifted.
The Rambiz returned to a disposal yard in Flushing, the Netherlands with the topside stowed on deck and the jacket suspended by the portside crane.