Shell picks re-use option for Brent spar

The idled Brent spar has been moored in Erfjord near Stavanger since July 1995. Here, the water is deep enough to enable the derelict loading bouy to be dismantled vertically, unlike in the U.K. Photo courteesy of Shell U.K. Exploration and Production. Chosen method for disposal of Brent spar hull [124,046 bytes] After more than 2 years of highly public debate, Shell U.K. Exploration & Production has chosen a disposal plan for the Brent spar loading buoy. The operator has decided to submit to the U.K. government a proposal by the Wood-GMC group of contractors to dismantle the spar's hull in a Norwegian fjord and use the pieces to build a quay exte...

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