Working with Veolia at Swan Hunter Shipyard
We were contacted by Veolia Environmental Services about an important project at the Swan Hunter former shipyard in Tyneside.
They are embarking on the ambitious task of a safe & sustainable decommissioning and recycling of 8 former gas platforms, at 18 stories high & weighing a massive 10,500 tonnes, coming out of service from the North Sea. A task that also brings much needed employment to the area.
Being such a large structure, carnage was required to assist with the dismantling in the large concrete yard areas surrounding the job site. The outrigger reaction loads involved meant that the concrete deck alone could not be relied upon. Their engineering team contact our technical experts. Between us, we specified & hired to them, 6 off 25 mm thickness plates that were used over the coming months to safely distribute the loadings on the ground & thus avoiding damage to men or materials.