Well-Safe Solutions awards two multi-million-pound contracts
Well-Safe Solutions has announced the award of two multi-million-pound contracts to continue the refurbishment of the Well-Safe Guardian, the decommissioning company’s first asset, into a bespoke plug and abandonment unit.
Global Energy Group and Rigfit7seas have been appointed to deliver the ambitious upgrade of the semi-submersible drilling rig. Global Energy Group will provide quayside services and the paintwork scope while Rigfit7seas will provide accommodation upgrade services.
Well-Safe is progressing in a timely manner with the refurbishment work on the asset which it acquired earlier this summer. As part of the upgrade, Well-Safe will be installing a dive system and the capability to deploy a SIL (subsea intervention lubricator).
Phil Milton, Chief Executive Officer of Well-Safe Solutions, said:
“The award of these contracts, within the timeframes we committed to, will ensure that this bespoke plug and abandonment asset will be available to the industry in 2020.”
Global Energy Group, who have been supporting Well-Safe with marine operations and quayside services since April this year, following the acquisition of the asset, have secured the contract to support the upgrades and life extension works at the Port of Nigg.
Stuart Paterson, Managing Director for Global Energy Group, Access & Coatings commented:
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this contract to bring the flagship semi-submersible up to standard. Creating opportunity for additional employment, we expect to have in the region of 80 personnel engaged in various work scopes until the end of the year. Working in partnership with Well-Safe, Global Energy Group will provide fully encapsulated scaffold access, blast and paint services along with the provision of rope access personnel, mobile cranes, plant and labour, workboats and onsite facilities for the duration of the rigs yard stay at our Nigg Energy Park facility.”
Launched in August 2017 with the vision to become a ‘Tier One’ wells decommissioning company, Aberdeen-based Well-Safe Solutions boasts over 500 wells worth of experience among its staff and, with the Well-Safe Guardian, is firmly on track to deliver a complete P&A solution to its clients.
Research has indicated there are over 33,000 wells worldwide to be decommissioned over the next twenty years. Well-Safe’s long-term goal is to export their model and advance from the UK into this global marketplace.