Amec Foster Wheeler ‘uniquely placed’ to lead North Sea decommissioning

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, ScotlandAmec Foster Wheeler states that it is “uniquely placed” for decommissioning work in the North Sea’s oil and gas industry thanks to its experience in the nuclear sector, an international conference heard today.

Bob Churchill, strategic business development director for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Clean Energy business, told the Offshore Decommissioning Conference in St Andrews, Scotland:

“We have been working in nuclear decommissioning for 15 years and we have seen how lifetime plans and program management have changed the landscape.

“When combined with our extensive oil and gas skills and knowledge, this means we are uniquely placed to bring this learning to the North Sea, where we are already shaping the new horizon and proactively finding solutions. Our experience is now increasingly sought after internationally because we have the widest experience to address the next steps boldly and at pace.”

Churchill described how, in the nuclear sector, lifetime plans had created a clear understanding of the mission, sustained political and stakeholder support, enabled and secured long-term funding and informed key decisions about resources and the supply chain.

This had led to huge cost savings for the taxpayer and helped organizations to repurpose themselves and make the cultural changes needed. Meanwhile, program management had ensured a “seamless transition” from late life operation to decommissioning.

He explained that the company, which has been working on legacy sites with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and site license companies for more than a decade, had led the development of lifetime plans for single and multiple locations throughout the UK, and had learned how to use program management to add value and integrate operations as part of the parent body organization at Sellafield.



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