Derogations so far
The initial four installations that have already received BEIS approval for decommissioning programmes with derogation from OSPAR 98/3, are NW Hutton and the Miller platform, operated by BP and Frigg MCP01, operated by Total and the Murchison platform operated by CNR International.
In each case the operators of those platforms made a payment to FLTC to support the company’s activities.
Several other installations and pipelines have been identified to be likely to apply for OSPAR derogation due to their size and difficulty in removing safely. In total there is the potential for up to:
- 9 concrete platforms, between now and 2029
- 31 large steel platforms, between now and 2035
- 5300km of large diameter trunk pipelines