TMWA Recovers Storm Damaged Structures In North Sea

December 2011, Vol. 238 No. 12

The UK-headquartered oil and gas environmental waste management company TWMA won a contract from Maersk Oil to handle and dispose of subsea structures and equipment damage when storms in the UK North Sea caused the Gryphon FPSO to move off station in February.

TWMA’s work scope included onshore handling, cleaning and cutting of subsea structures including risers, riser bases, flowlines, umbilicals, mid-water arches and mattresses.
Brian Henderson, TWMA’s environmental services division manager, said, “We anticipate 95% of the subsea material recovered from the Gryphon field will either be reused or recycled, thus dramatically reducing the volume of waste sent to the landfill.”