Decommissing

Hunterston PARC is a unique site for decommissioning with the connectivity, space and facilities to unlock a new deal for decom.

With one of the world’s largest deep-water dry docks, extensive space for set down and processing and good access to labour and waste metal markets, Hunterston PARC can collocate safe and responsible management and recycling of assets. The ‘Circular Economy’ in action.

Hunterston PARC has the ability to serve the recycling of floating assets from the oil and gas sector which would otherwise leave Scottish shores.

Consultation with international decommissioning operators, researchers at the University of Strathclyde and industry bodies has led to the New Deal for Decom. Hunterston PARC is able to offer the decommissioning sector the benefit of three economies.

Securing the economics of dry dock working

At 230m x 150m x 17m, and with 11m of water within 50m of the dock entrance.

Previous projects include the Phillips Maureen Gravity Base and the BP Harding Gravity base. 

Securing the economics of space

Hunterston PARC has extensive development land available and extensive wet stack areas. The creation of a decom campus in this area will enable collaboration along the supply chain and unlock efficiencies.

Securing the economics of scrap

With extensive space available for set down and links to other scrap operations via Peel Ports Clydeport which currently handles 70% of Scotland’s scrap steel, Hunterston PARC can deliver significant improvements in scrap yield.

Combined with Hunterston PARC’s two rail terminals, onsite cargo handling capabilities, deep-water draught and road links, Hunterston PARC offers tangible benefits over sites further afield.