One such area of challenge is the final disposition of the Dunlin Alpha Concrete Gravity Base Substructure (CGBS). To better understand stakeholder perspectives on this issue, a specific programme of stakeholder engagement was initiated in January 2010. This programme involved a series of stakeholder workshops, the formation of a Cell Contents Expert Discussion Group (CCEDG), consultation with various OSPAR contracting parties, and a series of one to one meetings with certain stakeholders.
This engagement drove a significant technical study over a two year period, culminating in a Comparative Assessment of the available options for decommissioning of the Dunlin CGBS and the development of a preliminary draft Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning Programme.
Following the announcement of Cessation of Production in mid-2015, we have renewed our stakeholder engagement efforts. A major programme has re-explored decommissioning concepts and options to gain their perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders, building on the contact during earlier years, most recently on the Dunlin Alpha concrete gravity base substructure, resulting in the submission in August 2018 of a Draft Decommissioning Programme on which formal consultation is taking place until 14 September 2018.