The FPSO prepares for green recycling after 21 years of service.
Over the past three months, Teekay has been carrying out an offshore decommissioning program of the Banff FPSO and associated systems as approved by the UK Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning.
This work has included isolating, cleaning, flushing and disconnecting the FPSO from the subsea infrastructure as well as a comprehensive cleaning campaign of the FPSO in preparation for departure from field.
On August 31, 2020 the Banff FPSO unit commenced its tow towards the Port of Kishorn and safely arrived on September 4, 2020.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved with this project for their hard work and dedication in achieving this important milestone, particularly the offshore teams who have been on-board Banff over the past years and specifically over the past 3 months!
Now that the FPSO has left the field, the decommissioning program will focus on decommissioning the subsea assets. The remaining subsea remediation work is expected to be carried out in the summer of 2021."
The Banff FPSO will remain temporarily moored at Kishorn Port until an appropriate location is selected for the safe recycling of the unit.
"We are currently working to select a recycling yard that complies with all UK/EU regulations as well as our own vessel recycling policies to minimize health, safety, and environmental risks throughout the recycling process."
Teekay is an early member of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI), and our policies go beyond the Hong Kong convention to set a new norm for responsible ship recycling in our industry.