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DeepOcean Subsea Services Limited Awarded Significant EPRD Recycling Contract by Spirit Energy

DeepOcean Subsea Services Limited Awarded Significant EPRD Recycling Contract by Spirit Energy


DeepOcean’s Recycling Contract

The UK operation of ocean services provider DeepOcean has been awarded a significant Recycling Contract by Spirit Energy Production UK Ltd for removal and disposal services of the operator’s North Sea decommissioning portfolio. DeepOcean will cooperate with Heerema Marine Contractors to deliver the work.

The Recycling Contract Details

The EPRD (engineering, preparations, removal and disposal) contract includes both firm work and optional scope that can be called-off by the client during the contract period. DeepOcean will lead its part of the work out of its office in Aberdeen, UK.

The firm scope involves decommissioning of A-Fields and Ensign fields, while the optional work includes a range of up to ten fields in the southern North Sea region, in both UK and Dutch sectors.

Recycling Contract; Robin Mawhinney

“This is a substantial contract for DeepOcean. We have significantly strengthened our workforce in Aberdeen in the past 18 months to enable us to take on more large projects such as this. We look forward to supporting Spirit Energy’s decommissioning efforts,” says Robin Mawhinney, Head of UK at DeepOcean’s office in Aberdeen.

Recycling Contract; DeepOcean & Heerema


Following a joint tender submitted in cooperation with Heerema Marine Contractors, both firms have secured contracts that will be executed under a tripartite Collaboration Agreement.

DeepOcean will be responsible for removal and recycling of all subsea assets at the relevant fields, while Heerema will perform the removal and recycling of the topside and substructures.


The subsea scope will engage a variety of vessels within the DeepOcean versatile fleet and typically includes subsea structures, rigid pipelines, flexibles, umbilical cables and mattresses as well as providing associated engineering and project management services.

Robin Mawhinney

“Early engagement and close co-operation with Heerema during the tender phase have allowed us to develop an execution strategy that is centered around collaboration, capability, and flexibility.

Providing smart solutions for our customers’ challenges is key in today’s market, and this award acknowledges our ability to deliver innovative, cost-efficient and safe recycling solutions that meet their expectations,” adds Robin Mawhinney.

DeepOcean has not disclosed the value of the contract.

For further information, please contact:

Robin Mawhinney, Head of UK, DeepOcean Subsea Services Ltd. phone: +44 (0)7786 022 738

Rolf Ivar Sørdal, Commercial Director Europe, DeepOcean AS, phone: +47 950 88 030

Recycling Contract; ABOUT DEEPOCEAN

DeepOcean is a world-leading ocean services provider, enabling energy transition and sustainable use of ocean resources, offering survey, engineering, project management, installation, maintenance, and recycling services for oil and gas, offshore renewables, deep sea minerals, and other ocean services.


Across the global offices, DeepOcean is a trusted independent solutions provider with highly skilled industry experts, using world-class fit-for-purpose tools and technology to drive cost-efficient and safe operations.


The company delivers innovative engineering solutions focusing on remote and unmanned operations and digitally-enabled services while continuously striving to lower the carbon footprint.

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