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Bolina Boom closes off dock for rig decommissioning

210m of our TCB600 boom was used to zone off Able UK’s dock for arrival of the 24,000 ton Brent Delta platform – see video.

A GIGANTIC 24,000 tonne megastructure from the early days of Britain’s oil and gas industry has arrived in the North-East.

An ambitious project to decommission a field of oil rigs in the North Sea has seen the extraction of the Brent Delta platform from its concrete legs that have stood 115 miles east of Shetland since 1976.

The 130m-high “topside” structure from the Shell UK-operated oilfield was transported to Hartlepool before moving on to the River Tees to be recycled at Able UK.

Brent Delta’s topside was then transferred to another impressive Allseas barge, the Iron Lady, where it is being transported into the River Tees and and to Able Seaton Port to be decommissioned where a Bolina Boom closes off dock.