The Thompsons of Prudhoe and Port of Blyth partnership have completed the port’s largest heavy lift to date. A 516-tonne tandem lift onto the Blyth quayside using crawler cranes was completed with heavy lift specialists Mammoet.
Watch the video below to see the project unfold.
Nick Shilling, Managing Director of Thompsons of Prudhoe, said: “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to decommission the SR2000 on behalf of Orbital. This Project gives us a strong platform to demonstrate and promote our capabilities to the offshore industry for all future onshore dismantling and waste disposal requirements”.
Alan Todd, Port Director of Port of Blyth, said: “Completing the largest project lift the Port has ever planned and executed highlights the skill and competence of the Port of Blyth’s engineering and operations teams. Although we have a wealth of experience in relation to heavy project lifts, the tidal turbine brought its own challenges and required exceptional planning and a well-coordinated operation. The project also highlights both the strength and potential of our new decommissioning partnership with Thompsons of Prudhoe.”
Thompsons of Prudhoe are a leading demolition and decommissioning contractor having been named as #34 in the World’s Top 100 Demolition Contractors by Demolition & Recycling International (DR&I).
Port of Blyth are regarded as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases and is home to some of the world largest offshore and renewable energy firms.