MEMBER NEWS: AquaTerra Group secures decommissioning projects worth seven figures

May 16, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: AquaTerra Group secures decommissioning projects worth seven figures

Aberdeenshire headquartered integrated services provider, AquaTerra Group, has announced four significant decommissioning contract wins totalling a seven-figure sum. These latest projects represent a notable increase in AquaTerra’s roster of decommissioning projects between 2023 and 2025.

While late life and decommissioning services are not new areas of work for AquaTerra, the past year has marked several firsts including the first time that the company has been subcontracted by Dutch offshore contractor, Allseas.

Allseas has entrusted AquaTerra with a contract on Enquest’s Heather Alpha platform supporting the EPRD project through the provision of engineering, fabrication, access, and construction teams to complete underdeck preparation scopes for topside removal.

On TAQA’s Cormorant Alpha platform, AquaTerra supported Allseas by removing underdeck obstructions in preparation for topside removal. Following on from the success of this project, AquaTerra was then subcontracted by Wood for a further scope of work on the same platform.

By utilising the company’s lifting and rigging equipment and services, including QuikDeck, its modular suspended access platform, AquaTerra also won its first decommissioning contract with another operator, supporting conductor decommissioning.

Stephen Taylor, Managing Director of AquaTerra Group, said: “The team and I are delighted that we were selected by Allseas through what was a competitive tendering process for the Enquest and TAQA projects. This is also the first time that we have worked with Wood in several years, so it is great to be supporting them again.

“We’re tendering for more big projects than we’ve ever tendered for before in decommissioning, and this is already paving the way for us achieving our target of £14 million turnover in 2024.”

In 2021, AquaTerra were finalists in the ‘Best Lifting Operation’ category in the LEEA awards for its work on the Dunlin Alpha decommissioning project.

Founded in 2004, AquaTerra Group has a strong track record in delivering multi-discipline construction, maintenance and inspection services to the energy, infrastructure, and marine industries.

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