Industrial Dismantling & Decommissioning Service

Thompsons of Prudhoe offer a full range of comprehensive industrial dismantling and decommissioning service and are capable of completing any project safely and to a high standard. Whether the contract requires the total dismantling of a high-hazard upper-tier COMAH site, or the safe decommissioning and dismantling of a Gas Holder, our team is highly skilled and experienced in taking on the project. We are also carry out nuclear decommissioning and waste management services as part of our wider industrial dismantling and decommissioning services.

Industrial Dismantling & Decommissioning Services

We have undertaken all types and sizes of industrial decommissioning and dismantling projects including but not limited to:

  • Gas Holder Dismantling & Decommissioning 
  • Industrial Factory Dismantling & Decommissioning 
  • Nuclear Licensed Site Dismantling & Decommissioning 
  • Food & Beverage Plant Dismantling & Decommissioning
  • Petrochemical Plant Dismantling & Decommissioning 
  • Oil & Gas Terminal Industrial Dismantling & Decommissioning 
  • Pharmaceutical Plant Dismantling & Decommissioning

Dismantling & Decommissioning Process

We have a large fleet of specialised equipment and machinery that can take on any high-risk dismantling and decommissioning project on multiple sites and locations. All projects are unique and may require different processes depending on a number of factors, For example, the client’s specific requirements, the environment in which the project is being undertaken or due to the technical complexities involved. However, they will all typically involve the following steps.

  • A bespoke and comprehensive Construction Phase Plan complete with a suite of Safe Systems of Work (SsoW)
  • Site set up including welfare, signage, fencing
  • A series of Surveys including Structural Surveys, CCTV Drainage Surveys, Dilapidation Surveys and many more
  • Carry out an environmental pre-clean and removal of any contaminants/residuals
  • Safe dismantling and removal of client’s assets
  • Monitoring and progress evaluation throughout the project
  • Making good and Site Clearance
  • Post Works Surveys and Production of As-Built Documentation
  • Site Handover 


Dismantling and Decommissioning jobs can be incredibly hazardous, especially when the site was involved in the storage or production of harmful materials. Even small traces of these substances can cause a lot of harm to the environment and people. At Thompsons, we put in place all the necessary prevention and mitigation measures to ensure that our work has the least environmental harm and impact possible.

All of our work is done in accordance with our Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Management Systems, which are accredited to ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 50001 standards.

Assets and Subsea Materials

Thompsons of Prudhoe can provide assets for the onshore decommissioning of offshore oil and gas structures. We can also provide other oil and gas equipment for both onshore and offshore use such as topsides, jackets and structures. 

Onsite NORM Treatment Facility

This state-of-the-art Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) facility, located at our site in the Port of Blyth, provides an onshore turnkey solution to our customers based in oil and gas facilities across and in the North Sea.

At our NORM facility, offshore oil and gas materials don’t need to be sent off for cleaning as they can be done onsite at our onshore facility. This removes the need for materials to be transported to other nuclear facilities across the country, which both saves transportation costs for customers and reduces our carbon emission levels.

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    Thompsons of Prudhoe
    Princess Way
    Low Prudhoe
    NE42 6PL