PD&MS Scoops Up Spirit Energy Decom Contract

Engineering company PD&MS Group has secured a trio of contracts worth more than £10 million across three North Sea late-life projects in the last six months.

The latest award for the Aberdeen-headquartered company is a multimillion-pound contract from Spirit Energy to decommission the topsides on two of its unmanned Morecambe Bay gas field drilling platforms, located in the East Irish Sea.

PD&MS is currently supporting similar decommissioning projects of North Sea installations for two operators through offshore heavy lift contractor, Allseas.

The two-year campaign for Spirit Energy will see the PD&MS team being responsible for decommissioning and operations on the DP3 and DP4 unmanned installations as they move into the end-of-life phase, after contributing to the ongoing gas production from Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay gas fields.

The firm will also assist with provision of independent intervention teams comprising operations and management personnel to support offshore visits during the preparation and construction phases. As well as this, PD&MS will manage the pipeline cleaning scope and interface with the wells plugging and abandonment and heavy lift contractors appointed by Spirit Energy.

Around 10 new onshore positions at PD&MS and 15 offshore roles will be created to support the specialist provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for the global oil and gas industry during the project.

In addition to this project, Spirit Energy also plans to remove subsea equipment from Morecambe Bay, as part of a program to decommission the Bains field.

PD&MS Group chief executive officer, Simon Rio, said: “We have secured over £10 million in decommissioning projects in the past six months and this most recent contract win sees PD&MS delivering on three significant North Sea decommissioning projects at the same time. The new award is testament to the ongoing dedication and expertise of our people, and our close alignment to Spirit Energy’s internal key drivers.”

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