AF Gruppen is removing the abandoned ship, Murmansk

AF Gruppen is removing the abandoned ship,  Murmansk

AF Gruppen is awarded the contract for removing and decommissioning of the abandoned ship, Murmansk.

AF Gruppen’s environmental business unit, AF Decom Onshore will conduct the work. The agreement includes work related to map, remove and recycle the ship.

The Russian cruiser was torn apart when towed. The ship sank outside Sørvær on the coast of Finnmark on December 24 1994.
The coast guard received 6 tenders for this contact. AF Gruppen was rewarded due to its environmental profile and low risk solution. The tender also offers the best technical solution for a safe dismantle.
The contract is worth NOK 238.9 million, excl. VAT. The project is planned to start summer 2009 and finish in 2011. The area will be brought back to its original state when the project finishes.

- This is an important project for AF Gruppen and recognition of our competence within decommissioning. Removal and recycling of these constructions require high standards to safety and handling of hazardous materials. AF Gruppen has through several demanding decommissioning projects onshore and offshore, built up core competence within this area, says Pål Egil Rønn, CEO of AF Gruppen.

Published: 5/15/2009

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