CODA CEO Francis Norman and Project and Engagement Manager Samara Groves along with representatives of the WA Government Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) and Development WA recently had the opportunity to visit the CessCon decommissioning and dismantling yard in Methil, Scotland. The opportunity to meet CessCon was part of the recent visit to Europe to attend the ONS conference which provided CODA the opportunity to include a number of meetings with specialist companies working in the region.
The visit was hosted by CessCon CEO Lee Hanlon along side a number of his team. During the visit Lee provided the Australian delegation with an overview of the history of CessCon and their facility. CessCon established their facility in 2018 to receive and dismantle decommissioned offshore oil and as infrastructure. Their receiving and dismantling yard has a 10 hectare hard stand protected by a membrane to ensure zero emissions to the surrounding environment and they are recycling over 98 percent by weight of all materials received.
Visits to yards such as CessCon’s are providing CODA with significant insights into global best practice dismantling operations that can then support planning for the future decommissioning work in Australia.