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There will be a number of project and programme milestones and associated stakeholder engagement activities in support of the Comparative Assessment process and submission of the various Decommissioning Programmes that we will document and promote to ensure meaningful participation.

It is anticipated that additional stakeholder engagement opportunities will be identified as the project plans mature and additional stakeholder views are received. These opportunities will be detailed in regular updates to the website.

Approved Decommissioning Programmes

Merlin Pipelines and Structures Decommissioning Programmes (DP1) December 2017
Merlin Subsea Decommissioning Environmental Statement November 2017
Merlin Field Subsea Infrastructure Comparative Assessment April 2017
Osprey Pipeline and Structures Decommissioning Programmes (DP2) December 2017
Osprey Field Subsea Decommissioning Environmental Statement November 2017
Osprey Field Subsea Infrastructure Comparative Assessment October 2017
Dunlin Fuel Gas Import (DFGI) and Dunlin Power Import (DPI) Decommissioning Programmes (DP4) December 2017
Dunlin Fuel Gas Import (DFGI) and Dunlin Power Import (DPI) Subsea Decommissioning Environmental Statement December 2017
Dunlin Fuel Gas Import (DFGI) and Dunlin Power Import (DPI) Field Subsea Infrastructure Comparative Assessment October 2017

Comparative Assessment Workshops

A series of workshops, attended by invited external stakeholders, have been convened for formal Comparative Assessment of the decommissioning options. The schedule for these workshops was:

Osprey Pipelines & Structures completed 1Q 2017
Merlin Pipelines & Structures completed 1Q 2017
Dunlin Fuel Gas and Power Import completed 1Q 2017
Dunlin Alpha Installation completed 1Q 2018

Draft Decommissioning Programmes

Proposals for the decommissioning of the Dunlin Alpha installation were submitted to the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED) and subjected to formal consultation in 3Q 2018.  Responses to that consultation draft Decommissioning Programme (DP) were considered and addressed where appropriate. Following the consultation period, and in agreement with OPRED, it has been decided to split the Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning Programme and Environmental Appraisal into two separate programmes, addressing the topsides and substructure respectively.  These documents are supported by the combined Dunlin Alpha Comparative Assessment Report and Stakeholder Engagement Report.

Dunlin Alpha Topsides Draft Decommissioning Programme March 2019
Dunlin Alpha Topsides Environmental Appraisal March 2019
Dunlin Alpha Substructure Draft Decommissioning Programme (future) September 2019
Dunlin Alpha Substructure Environmental Appraisal (future) September 2019

Thank you for your interest in our decommissioning activities. Fairfield is fully committed to the public consultation process and we look forward to sharing our detailed decommissioning documentation as it becomes available for review and comment. In the interim, in the event that you have a specific query on our activities, please use contact us here.

Stakeholder Consultation Reports and Minutes of Meetings

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on Emerging Recommendations, Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning May 2018
Stakeholder Engagement Workshop, Dunlin Alpha Decommissioning November 2017
Dunlin Alpha to Cormorant Alpha Pipeline (PL5) Decommissioning Option Screening Workshop October 2017
Dunlin Subsea Infrastructure Removal Comparative Assessment Workshop January 2017
Dunlin Subsea Infrastructure Removal Option Screening Workshop March 2016
Dunlin, Osprey & Merlin Subsea Infrastructure Initial Consultation with JNCC January 2016
Dunlin, Osprey & Merlin Subsea Infrastructure Initial Consultation with SFF December 2015
Dunlin, Osprey & Merlin Subsea Infrastructure Initial Consultation with Marine Scotland December 2015
Stakeholder Engagement Summary Report January 2012
Dunlin Alpha CGB Cell Inventory Expert Discussion Group, Southampton September 2010
Dunlin Alpha Stakeholder Consultation Workshop, Aberdeen January 2010

Supporting Study Reports