The AF Group (AFG) has been awarded a contract with
Statoil, on behalf of Gassco as operator, regarding removal
and recycling of the platform B11.
The AF Group was awarded a contract for the removal and
recycling of the H-7 platform in 2011, with an option to
decommission the B-11 platform. It is this option that is
The platform is located at the German continental shelf of
the North Sea, and has been a part of the pipeline which
exports gas to Europe. The contract covers planning,
engineering, removal and demolition of the installation.
Environmental Base Vats on the west coast of Norway will be
used as decommissioning site. The site is Europe's most
modern reception facility for decommissioned offshore
The contract value is approx. NOK 500 million excl. VAT.
The work will start in 2012, and is planned to conclude by
the end of 2016.
"The AF Group has built up expertise and capacity to handle
removal and recycling of obsolete petroleum installations.
It is therefore a recognition that Statoil, on behalf of
Gassco, again has chosen the AF Group. This work lays the
foundation for further growth within our environmental
business in the North Sea", says Pål Egil Rønn, CEO of the
For further information:
CEO: Pål Egil Rønn, tel. +47 90 95 77 13
EVP Environment: Robert Haugen, tel. +47 95 12 00 97
CFO: Sverre Hærem, tel. + 47 95 24 51 67