Topic: Decommissioning

ASCO secures decontamination and disposal services through NORM Solutions

Region: North Sea
Content Types: Report
Date: Nov, 2022

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ASCO, a provider of fully-integrated logistics and materials management services in the oil and gas, decommissioning and new energy sectors, has secured four new contracts for NORM decontamination and disposal services with major operators, worth more than UK£10mn.

NORM Solutions, part of ASCO's environmental service division, has won the multi-year contracts with leading operators to provide safe management and decontamination of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) on North Sea installations as they are decommissioned.

NORM Solutions will handle the receipt and decontamination of all types of offshore materials and equipment, safely cleaning the items to be returned offshore or recycled. They will also handle NORM-contaminated sludges and liquids, repackaging these for safe onward transport and disposal.

The contracts will be further supported by deploying ASCO's radiation protection supervisors, who manage the offshore processes required to identify and safely store and offload any contaminated material.

Chris Lloyd, Head of Environmental and Decommissioning at ASCO, said, "Since ASCO acquired full ownership of NORM Solutions in 2019, the business has gone from strength to strength. The quality of our facilities and the professionalism of our team at NORM Solutions has played a major part in these contract successes and we greatly appreciate our customers faith in the services we deliver.”

Lloyd continued that with the UK acting as a leader in the decommissioning market worldwide, he anticipates continued growth at NORM Solutions to service increasing demand.

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