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An end-to-end alliance

Together, Forth and Tay Decommissioning members can manage every step of the decommissioning process from a single, strategically positioned home at the Port of Dundee. From planning and regulatory compliance, well abandonment and making safe, through topside and subsea removal, to onshore recycling and monitoring – each stage adheres to rigorous project and facilities management, ensuring reliable delivery and value.

Forth and Tay Decommissioning brings together the sector’s most experienced and brightest minds to deliver a low cost, flexible solution.

Collaborative Members

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Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) is the UK’s leading oil & gas Decommissioning cleaning & decontamination, environmental waste management experts and a founding partner in the Forth and Tay Decommissioning Alliance. Our best in class facility in Dundee has been fully operational for 3 years.

Augean North Sea Services’ unrivalled offering of in-house treatment facilities provides a true cradle-to-grave solution for the following key areas of decommissioning and through every stage in the Work Breakdown Structure:

  • Offshore and Onshore Specialised Industrial Services – a variety of specialised systems, including NORM decontamination, tank cleaning, UHP, dismantling, asbestos removal, etc.
  • Offshore Services in Drilling Wastes Management, Well Plugging & Abandonment – equipment, wellbore waste containment, OBM waste treatment, swarf services, onshore & offshore slop water treatment, RPS services, NORM management
  • Waste Management – PPC-permitted locations in key oil & gas ports, complete waste management Services, NORM management
  • Onshore Decommissioning – Receipt and processing of subsea/topside infrastructure, paired with hazardous waste management and NORM decontamination under one roof
  • Waste management consultancy services, planning, etc.

Decommissioning is not business as usual and we are up for the challenge. We are efficient, experienced and recognised as experts in industrial cleaning and the management of wastes from topsides, subsea and well decommissioning. Our best in class service delivery, work methods, site locations and commercial partnerships will help you work toward 35% cost reduction. All delivered with the assurance that we manage our people and the environment safely.

What really separates us from our competitors is two things – our people and our onshore locations. Our multi-skilled engineers can work in all our onshore and offshore locations:

  • Reduced POB = reduced costs, greater flexibility and reduced inactivity
  • Sustainable Employment = dealing with the peaks and slumps of the industry
  • Our capability is underpinned by the experience of our multiskilled workforce

The Decom team have been working on decommissioning projects for over 20 years within engineering, technical and commercial roles. This means we understand your pains and we know what you need to do and when to demonstrate your compliance

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Our ambition is to achieve 100% recycling/reuse rates from our activities, and we will work with you to identify fresh approaches to help realise this goal. We continually review our waste routing processes to offer you the most sustainable solutions available. Our location and local supply chain support the Proximity Principle wherever possible and we use the Circular Economy approach to drive the outcomes of your project up the waste hierarchy. Internally, we report against sustainability indicators established by the Green Alliance around biodiversity, atmospheric emissions as well as wastes and effluents.

Environmental stewardship, reputation management and regulatory compliance are key to us as your trusted decommissioning partner. Our subject matter experts, strategic permitted locations and control of works provide you with assurance that you have chosen the right team to do the right thing. Our processes are visible and transparent. We track and test every waste movement and disposal option as well as our HSEQ performance on an ongoing basis. This gives you the confidence that your operational metrics are achieved. SEPA have recognised all our locations as “Excellent”, demonstrating our commitment to compliance.

Duty of Care
Duty of Care runs throughout all our activities – not only from a compliance perspective, but also the duty of care we owe to the environment and to future generations. Our collaborative partners have the same considerations. We have a rigorous sub-contractor selection, monitoring and management process which includes duty of care audits of our key partners and recycling and treatment outlets, while seeking to internalise waste processing where appropriate. We don’t consider the job complete until we can demonstrate to you that we have fulfilled your obligations.

Early engagement is essential to the success of a major project. Rather than simply pricing a project once you have decided how you would like it done, we can offer alternatives that allow you to think differently about the challenges you face. We welcome input from our customers on the options you believe would benefit you and work together to see how they can be best delivered. We are also heavily invested in stakeholder engagement through our corporate social responsibility activities and reports to ensure everyone involved with and interested in the impacts of our operations understands both what we do and how and why we do it.

Contact details:

Jaibo Palmer – Decommissioning Lead
DD: 01224 719251, Mob: 07880 037321

Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, launched Bureau Veritas Solutions – Marine & Offshore in October 2018. BV Solutions brings together services and people from within Bureau Veritas to create a proactive and dedicated capability, offering value to clients through technical services and solutions. We go beyond pure compliance to enable our clients’ assets to perform with more reliability, more efficiency and at a significantly reduced level of risk, in an ever more digital world.

Our missions:

We are dedicated to the marine and offshore market at all stages of an asset’s life “Because efficient and safe assets require constant attention, we provide our services at all stages of asset life, from the concept to its end.” Our technical advisory, asset management & assurance solutions:

COES Caledonia (UK) Limited is a subsidiary of the maritime giant China Ocean Engineering Shanghai (COES), historically known as Shanghai Salvage Company (SSC) and established in 1951 as a division of the Chinese Ministry for Transport. COES has committed to spending almost $1 billion, over the coming years, in new state of the art vessels to support the international Oil and Gas and Offshore Renewables markets.

COES has recently established a UK project office on the Dundee waterfront. This has been very well received by developers, client operators, port authorities, local government (Dundee), Scottish Government, Scottish Development International, Scottish Enterprise, industry trade associations, OGA regulator, OGUK and tier 1 management contractors (potential partners to COES).

COES prides itself on being forward thinking and innovative and as such is striving to meet the demand of the growing offshore renewables market, which of course comes with its own particular challenges.

COES has seized the opportunity to put its vast maritime experience to good use by manufacturing a DP Class 2, self-elevating & self- propulsion vessel, and once complete, it will have the ability to transport and install the foundation, tower support, machinery cabin and the blade of the wind turbine for an offshore wind farm.

COES is now one of only a few companies that has understood the challenges of the offshore renewables market and has adapted its fleet to provide the solutions that many developers and operators are in a great need of. The aim is for COES to become a preferred partner of choice in the sector.

Forth Ports is the 3rd largest port operator group in the UK and its continuous commitment to investing for the future has positioned Forth Ports as a market leader in supporting major and specialist projects for customers across a vast array of industries, in particular the energy sector.

Forth Ports provides an integrated, end to end approach to the decommissioning of UK North Sea facilities and structures. Our integrated ports offer unique capacity for piece large decommissioning.

We provide a full topside disposal and recycling solution in the Port of Dundee, supported by subsea pipeline and cabling expertise in the ports of Leith and Rosyth. A flexible and scalable solution combining the facilities and expertise of 3 ports – offering your project maximum efficiency.

The prime geographical location of our ports and facilities and the shorter travel distances to North Sea oil fields has long been recognised by the offshore industry. Our customers have access to on-site craneage, office and staff facilities, subsea fabrication specialists, shipping agents, skilled specialist labour and logistics support.

Our strong core values, customer focus, professionalism, integrity and our commitment to health and safety are key in everything that we do.

We offer capability, capacity and location: 3 ports; 2 estuaries; fully integrated solution for piece large topside and heavy lift decommissioning.

Contact Details:

The John Lawrie Group is building a reputation as the Circular Economy expert. This commitment to an environmentally sustainable future led to the company winning the Scottish Business Environment Circular Economy award in recognition for its achievements.

The John Lawrie Group has extensive expertise and experience in the onshore downsizing, deconstruction, processing, reuse and recycling of a wide range of subsea materials including flexible flowlines, umbilicals, manifolds, Christmas trees, mid-water buoys, mooring systems, wellheads and protection structures, concrete mattresses and other associated items. On top of this it is a leading supplier of ballast to the aquaculture industry in Scotland and provides clients up to 100% recycling routes for subsea equipment and structures.

The company’s investment in the Port of Dundee will increase its decommissioning capacity and capabilities significantly, allowing it to offer its clients greater flexibility on decommissioning projects.

With a superb reputation for quality customer care, John Lawrie Group, consisting of John Lawrie Metals Ltd, John Lawrie Tubulars Ltd and John Lawrie Inc, is one of the most diverse suppliers of industrial services across the UK, USA, Canada and Europe.

Having grown turnover from £1m to £100m per annum over the last 30 years, John Lawrie Group has cemented its expertise in all areas of its operation.

The principal activities of the group are:

  • The processing, recycling and sale of scrap metals
  • The trading of new and reusable steel and tubulars
  • The provision of decommissioning services to the oil and gas, construction and utility industries

Key differentiators of company and alliance:

  • Market leader in the provision of decommissioning services and the repurposing of redundant oilfield material and equipment
  • 30 years’ experience in supporting the oil and gas sector
  • New investment in Dundee to service Decom sector by increasing quayside access and capacity for larger structures

Unique role of the company in the alliance:

  • Specialists in recycling/repurposing/reuse of redundant oilfield materials
  • Works with Tier 1 contractors to meet their specialist needs and support them with unique opportunities such as direct access to European Steel Mills
  • Experts in Circular Economy and supporting clients looking to implement zero waste strategies and meet/exceed government targets.

Contact name and details:
Dave Weston

Offshore Decommissioning Services (ODS) is focused on the removal and transportation of offshore structures, using its unique heavy lift vessel; Moonraker 1.

Moonraker 1 has been designed in-house by ODS and uses innovative disruptive technology to provide economic, safe and environmentally friendly heavy lift services to support offshore oil and gas project management, engineering, and decommissioning facilities and subsea infrastructures removal services.

The self-propelled semi-submersible is capable of 30,000 MT single topsides lift (12 x 2,500MT heave compensated lifting beams) and up to 12,000 MT heave compensated jacket and subsea infrastructure lift.

Moonraker 1 will be the world’s first U shaped heavy lift semi-submersible of its kind, providing significant stability as ODS aims to deliver over 300 days operational availability in the North Sea.

Station keeping will be delivered by eight 4.5MW fixed pitch, fully azimuthing variable speed thrusters, powered by eight, 8.85MW dual fuel four-stroke gensets and four separate engine rooms to provide DP3 redundancy.

With 4 ROV stations onboard, two deck cranes (1x300MT and 1×1,000MT) and over 3,500m² of available laydown area, Moonraker 1 will have the potential to continue the lighter subsea removal campaigns during the less favourable weather window. ODS aims to sea fasten the structures onto the deck space, thus reducing the frequency of transit to shore side for offloading, and therefore minimizing its carbon footprint.

Moonraker 1 will be an environmentally responsive LNG powered vessel, meeting the Tier 3 of MARPOL Annex VI carbon emissions requirements.

Please view our animated video of Moonraker in action here.

The ODS team brings a wealth of vessel design and operations, oil and gas project and decommissioning experience and expertise.

A key offering of ODS is innovative commercial, contractual and pricing models to deliver very cost effective decommissioning solutions, while protecting the financial interests of all contracting parties.

ODS uniquely provides heavy single lift capability for safe, environmentally friendly and regulatory compliant removal and transport to shore of offshore facilities and subsea infrastructure. This is performed in conjunction with other alliance members as a seamless operation with minimal complexity, but full transparency to client organisations.

Offshore Decommissioning Services (OFS) welcomes questions and feedback. We can be contacted in the following ways.


+44(0) 1925 430450

OM Heavy Lift, based at the Port of Dundee on the East of Scotland, offers a fully engineered, all in one heavy lift service solution.

Onsite at the Port of Dundee, OM Heavy Lift operates the largest permanent quayside crane in the UK. The Gottwald MK1500 can lift up to 875 tonnes from the centre of any barge or vessel with a 58m boom. This is further enhanced by up to 25 hectares of lay down which area immediately adjacent to the heavy crane lift pad. The benefits of having a permanent crane on-site are significant as it removes any mobilisation charges and can therefore produce huge cost savings on any project.

Alongside the Gottwald MK1500, OM Heavy Lift also operates a fleet of other cranes:

  • Demag AC250-1 mobile crane
  • NCK Olympus HC170 crawler crane
  • Grove RT990 rough terrain crane

The team has extensive experience across shipyard, fabrication, construction and oil & gas. WOM Heavy Lift is therefore able to offer an unmatched level of engineering experience along with its renowned service, reliability and performance. Every aspect of each lifting operation is reviewed and analysed to provide safe, practical and cost-effective solutions for every project.

However, OM Heavy Lift is not just a crane operator, it is a team of engineers, prided on understanding all elements of your heavy lift operation. With a wide range of equipment based on site to cover all of your needs, including mats, rigging, trucks up to CAT3, cherry pickers, skates, jacks, spreader beams and ballast weights, you can be sure that you will only ever need one point of contact throughout your project. OM Heavy Lift also reviews each project individually and offers flexibility in pricing to ensure that a cost effective, reliable and solution based service is always provided to all clients.

In addition to the above, OM Heavy Lift works closely with ALE who supplement any additional plant or equipment required which it doesn’t already have. The firm currently has 24+ axles of SPMT and 2 x PPU based on site in the Port of Dundee.

OM Heavy Lift – providing flexible and fully engineered heavy lift service solutions.

Robertson Metals Recycling Ltd (Robertson Metals) is a privately-owned company specialising in the purchase, processing and exporting of scrap metal. Operating from two quayside locations on the East Coast of Scotland, we are able to provide onshore disposal for metals arising from oil and gas installations (small piece meal structures, umbilicals, flow lines etc).

Robertson Metals operates from the Port of Dundee and is ideally located to receive materials from offshore installations. The site holds a full Waste Management Licence (WML/1111882), ISO Accreditations and is FPAL registered. We have direct access to one of several main quays within the port thus providing an efficient route for materials to be moved from the quayside directly into a licenced yard.

Scrap metal and cables are processed in Dundee (where we have shearing and cutting capabilities) or at our site in Inverkeithing which operates under PPC License. Robertson Metals in Inverkeithing owns and operates a 5000HP Metso Lindeman shredder and a 1250 Metso Eta-cut Shear which are used to separate and size metal prior to being shipped directly to European Steel Mills for melting into new steel. The company is therefore able to offer a complete audit trail of material arriving on the quayside to final recycling at the mills.
As a company we process approx. 200,000 tonnes of metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) annually and we are the largest exporter of scrap metal on the East Coast of Scotland.

Our website provides an overview of the business and our capabilities as a company:

Key Differentiators of company and alliance

As part of the alliance, Robertson Metals offers a fully SEPA licenced facility adjacent to the quaysides within the Port of Dundee. The company can provide efficient regulatory compliant services for the recycling of metal arising from projects assigned to alliance members. Thereby supporting reduction in carbon footprint and promoting circular economy.

Unique role of company in alliance

  • Robertson Metals has operated within the Port of Dundee for over 20 years.
  • It is fully established and licenced. Metal processor and exporter directly to steel mills.
  • Waste Management Licenced facility to handle metal wastes. Onshore disposal facility for metal.
  • Largest processor of scrap metal on East Coast of Scotland. Only company within a port operating a metal shredder (fragmentiser) to process umbilicals, flow lines etc.
  • Can provide office and welfare facilities for contractors.

Contact name and details

Sandra Robertson, Director
Tel: 01383 418901

Texo Group is an award-winning technology-led integrated engineering services company. The Group delivers an unprecedented offering in turnkey services to both UK and global markets. It encompasses front-end design, through to fabrication, construction, inspection repair & maintenance and decommissioning of critical assets.

Though its dedicated operational business units, Texo provides clients with an advanced range of asset late-life and decommissioning support services including:

Multi-Discipline Engineering

  • FEED Surveys (offshore and onshore)
  • 2D & 3D Surveys
  • Concept/Primary Design
  • Structural Engineering Design and Analysis
  • Naval Architecture Design and Analysis
  • Lifting Studies/Plans
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Piping Engineering Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Design Engineering-led solutions for decommissioning
  • Full project management
  • Vessel Modifications, Mobilisations and Demobilisations for Decommissioning Projects
  • Structural Fabrication/Cutting & Removal

Modular Accommodation Solutions

  • Temporary/Permanent Workforce Accommodation Solutions
  • Vessel Accommodation Upgrades
  • Bespoke Architectural Fit-Out

Onsite Services

  • Offshore and Onshore Project Delivery Teams
  • Rope Access Teams – Trades and Inspection
  • Survey and Inspection
  • Traditional survey and inspection
  • UAV inspections
  • NDT testing
  • People Resourcing

Contact Name: Scott Fraser
Telephone No: 01224 446 600
Email address:
Website address:

Company Summary:
Well-Safe Solutions is exclusively focused on the well abandonment market, offering the first fully integrated “Tier 1” service provision in this domain. Well-Safe will deliver safe and efficient multi-operator, multi-well plug and abandonment (P&A) operations using dedicated bespoke P&A assets deployed as part of the P&A Club concept in collaboration with clients. Retaining and sharing lessons learned, a bespoke technical delivery process and unique commercial model is used to deliver significant cost reduction to clients.

Bringing together a wealth of decommissioning oil and gas knowledge, with over 500 wells worth of experience across rig, service and operator backgrounds, the Well-Safe team provide complete P&A capability from front-end engineering and design to project execution

Well-Safe recognised a different approach to P&A operations was required to deliver across uncommonly long timeframes – and therefore needed stable and predictable pricing to be established. To enable this, it became evident that ownership of key assets was necessary to be able to provide that long-term price stability and predictability. Well-Safe has since acquired the Well-Safe Guardian, a semi-submersible, which is currently undergoing conversion into a bespoke well abandonment asset. With the addition of a saturation dive spread and Riserless Subsea Intervention system, the unit aims to deliver a materially different solution to the decommissioning market.

Unique Role of Company in Alliance:
As a part of the Forth and Tay Alliance, and in conjunction with other service companies, Well-Safe will deliver full scale well abandonment solutions from design engineering through to abandonment operations, whilst simultaneously supporting regulatory reporting and HSE leadership.

Contact Names & Details:

Phil Milton, Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Wilson, Chief Technical Officer
Matt Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer
Gavin Robinson, Commercial Manager
Heather Schreuder, Marketing Coordinator

Telephone: 01224 548400

View some key decommissioning facts in the Well-Safe video below: