Saipem tapped for Miller decommissioning in the North Sea

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Saipem Ltd., a subsidiary of Saipem SpA, has won a contract for the decommissioning of the topsides and jacket of BP’s Miller platform in the UK central North Sea.

The semisubmersible crane vessel Saipem 7000 will be used. Equipped with a dynamic positioning system, has a 14,000-metric ton lifting capacity, and is capable of laying subsea pipelines in ultra-deepwaters.

The use of the Saipem 7000 for projects such as the Miller project eliminates the need for additional cargo barges and allows operations to be conducted in a safer manner and in a less restrictive weather window, Saipem said.

Over the last decade, the company has performed a variety of decommissioning projects, including the Frigg field decommissioning and, more recently, the removal of the Ekofisk 2/4 S jacket and the Ekofisk 2/4 G bridge.


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