Port of Dundee welcomes milestone technology

Port of Dundee welcomes milestone technology

Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) and Forth Ports have partnered up to improve waste management at the Port of Dundee with a state of the art decommissioning system.

ANSS will provide the new 25,000 sq. ft. material transfer facility at the port, which will manage materials derived from North Sea oil & gas exploration, production and decommissioning activities.

The facility, set to be open in early 2017, will enable the port to offer an integrated service to the emerging decommissioning market, a milestone for the industry in Scotland.

Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports, said: "This is another significant announcement for the Port of Dundee and we welcome Augean to the port.

"This new waste management facility, coupled with our multimillion pound investment in a new quayside, is important for the port which is ideally placed to service the immediate needs of the North Sea oil & gas decommissioning sector.

"The port’s proximity to the skill base in Dundee along with unrivalled land space and quayside strength makes it the logical choice for large scale decommissioning in Scotland."

Simon Gibb, managing director of Augean North Sea Services, added: "We are delighted to be working with the Port of Dundee to provide onshore disposal and waste management services for decommissioning projects at this excellent facility. This is fully in line with our

strategy of providing complete waste services for the North Sea and follows successful completion of our first decommissioning projects in 2016."