Augean North Sea Services to open specialist Decom Waste Management Hub at the Port of Dundee
Forth Ports and Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) announce today (14 November) a partnership that will bring a state of the art decommissioning waste management facility to the Port of Dundee.
ANSS provide innovative solutions to manage materials derived from North Sea oil & gas exploration, production and decommissioning activities. They are opening a new 25,000 square feet material transfer facility at the Port of Dundee. The facility will enable the port to offer an integrated service to the emerging decommissioning market. The facility will be open in early 2017 and will offer best in class infrastructure and operating techniques.
The capability offered by ANSS combined with Forth Ports new ultra-heavy lift decommissioning quayside is a significant milestone in bringing large scale decommissioning to Scotland. The new quayside and facility will be fully operational by the end of 2017 offering an unrivaled decommissioning solution.
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 unrivaled 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, said “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.”
Augean and the Port of Dundee are attending the Offshore Decommissioning Conference this week in St Andrews (14-16 November).
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Forth Ports: Debbie Johnston - 0141 548 5191 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Augean: Eleanor Nicholson - 01904 629210 / 07979385710
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About the Port of Dundee
The Port of Dundee is one of Forth Ports' key assets, being one of four main port locations within the overall portfolio. The port services a number of key industries including:
In 2015 Forth Ports commissioned an Economic Impact Assessment to establish the economic benefits of its activities within the Scottish market. The main findings in relation to Dundee were as follows:
Direct only benefits including tenants, haulage and logistics:
Direct and indirect including multiplier:
Including specific project activity which can occur from time to time:
Business at the Port of Dundee has grown in the past 12 months, with the port attracting a new general cargo tenant, as well as handling and drying a record 60,000 tonnes of barley during harvest 2015, reflecting the importance of the port to the local agricultural sector. Renewed interest in Dundee from the passenger cruise sector will see cruise liner visits to the port increase from six in 2015 to ten in 2016, with further growth expected upon the opening of the V&A Museum of Design in 2017. The quayside development at Prince Charles Wharf will free up space within the port to accommodate further growth in these important sectors.
About Forth Ports Limited
Forth Ports Limited owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and six on the Firth of Forth – Leith, Grangemouth, Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland and Kirkcaldy. Within and around the Firths of Forth and Tay, Forth Ports manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters, including two specialised marine terminals for oil and gas export and provides other marine services, such as towage and conservancy.
About Augean North Sea Services
Augean North Sea Services provides innovative solutions to manage waste streams derived from North Sea exploration, production and decommissioning activities. ANSS provides services from 5 operational sites in Shetland, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth. The company is part of the Augean Group an AIM-listed public limited company specialising in the management of difficult to handle wastes including hazardous and low level radioactive wastes. The company operates from 17 sites across the UK and is the sector leader in modernising hazardous waste management practice providing sustainable, compliance-led waste management solutions. www.augeanplc.com