Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore has secured a contract from FAIRFIELD Energy for the subsea infrastructure decommissioning (SID) of the greater Dunlin area in the UK Continental Shelf part of the North Sea.

The contract was awarded to Bibby Offshore as part of a consortium that also includes the Port of Cromarty Firth.

Under the contract, the company will provide services for the subsea infrastructure associated with the Osprey and Merlin subsea fields, as well as other equipment and structures tied-back to the Dunlin Alpha Platform.

Programmes approved by Offshore Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) in December detailed the contract’s scope.

“The three-year contract has a provision for offshore activities to be executed over a period of two years.”

Fairfield Energy managing director John Wiseman said: “Our pioneering team is working at a new frontier to optimise industry solutions, whilst developing expertise in the last stage of the oil and gas lifecycle.

“Awarding this contract sets the benchmark for EPRD contracting in the subsea decommissioning arena.

“We look forward to partnering with Bibby Offshore and the wider consortium through the safe, environmentally sound and cost-effective execution of the subsea infrastructure decommissioning phase of the project.”

The three-year contract has a provision for offshore activities to be executed over a period of two years.

Fairfield expects the engineering work to start immediately, with offshore mobilisation set to take place in April.