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Member News13th Aug 2021

TAQA Group completes topside removal of Brae Bravo

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) has completed the topside removal of the Brae Bravo platform. This marked the completion of two successful ground-breaking campaigns with HAF, the Heerema Marine Contractor and AF Offshore Decom (AFOD) consortium contracted to complete the Brae Bravo removal and disposal scopes.

The topside removal was completed by two of the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessels, Thialf and Sleipnir. At its peak, up to 500 people worked on the project totalling nearly 400,000 man-hours without any major incidents recorded.

The 36,000-tonne structure was sent to the AFOD Environmental Base in Vats, Norway, and is now being processed with the aim of reusing or recycling 95% or more of the material. Read more…