Onshore Decommissioning


Thompsons of Prudhoe have an incredible and rich history dating back to 1948 and have a wealth of experience when it comes to providing decommissioning solutions. Oil & Gas structures that have reached the end of their operational life must be safely decommissioned, dismantled and recycled in the most environmentally friendly manner.


In order to meet this incredibly challenging task, Thompsons of Prudhoe have established a partnership with the Port of Blyth to create a safe and effective onshore dismantling and waste disposal decommissioning service.


In accordance with the Thompsons policy, we shall endeavour to recycle as much of the materials that arises from our services as possible, often achieving in excess of 97%+. Our commitment to this can be demonstrated through our Integrated Management System, certified to ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy).


EPR/RP3337RN – Environmental Permit

EPR/UB3496DU/A001 – NORM Treatment Facility


Operational Support

The Port of Blyth specialises in project cargo handling and movement for the offshore energy sector. Thompsons of Prudhoe have full engineering and operational support for landing and moving equipment/pieces including lift/movement plans.

There is port cranage of up to 100 tonne lift capacity readily available on site for work on the quayside or the decommissioning site. There is also heavy lift cranage of up to 500-tonne lift capacity – available on site from heavy-lift partners.

  • Topsides & jackets to be landed to Berth 4 and moved 100m to decommissioning site for safe disposal.
  • Extensive supply chain exists within the Port for full mob / demob operations on project vessels.
  • Up to 2,000-tonne project pieces moved through Port terminals using SPMTs
  • Regular 250 tonnes + project lifts undertaken utilising super lift cranes and SPMTs.
  • Reputation for first-class support of offshore energy related vessels and project movements


  • ISO9001 & ISO45001 Accreditations
  • High levels of Customer Satisfaction
  • Excellent QHSE Record
  • H&S Manager on National Ports Council
  • Comprehensive Environment & Marine Management Systems
  • Robust Permit to Work System for Contractor Management
  • In-House Training company (Port Training Services)
  • Integrated Management System ISO9001, ISO45001, ISO14001 and ISO50001
  • Long Standing Members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors
  • Accredited Members of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
  • Members of the Institute of Demolition Engineers
  • Members of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management
  • Dedicated QHSE Management
  • Adherence to CDM Regulations 2015

Vessel Parameters

  • Max vessel length: 220m
  • Max vessel beam: 50m
  • Max vessel draft: 9.5m
  • Max vessel deadweight: 50,000t
  • No air draft restrictions

Strategic Partnership


Thompsons of Prudhoe have a strategic partnership with the Port of Blyth that will enhance the UK onshore Decommissioning Capability.


The 2.3hectare fully licensed and permitted site has been developed to take receipt of both subsea materials as well as offshore structures such as Topsides and Jackets.

Get in touch


    01661 832 422






    Thompsons of Prudhoe
    Princess Way
    Low Prudhoe
    NE42 6PL