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« Reply #465 on: June 06, 2009, 11:29:59 pm »

14-May-09 - Able UK Ltd
‘VIKING’ AMONGST NEW ARRIVALS AT TERRC

Another vessel has arrived at Able UK’s TERRC (Teesside Environmental Reclamation and Recycling Centre) facility at Able Seaton Port, together with further sections from the largest oil platform ever to be removed from the North Sea.

The 469 tonne Viking Vulcan, a former trawler converted to an oil rig supply vessel, was towed to the Tees from Leith in Scotland.

Meanwhile the first of several giant barges bringing sections of the jacket from the North West Hutton platform has also arrived at TERRC with more to follow over the coming months. This is the second stage of the contract—the topside modules from the platform arrived at the Able facility last year.

Says Peter Stephenson, Able UK’s Executive Chairman, “The Viking Vulcan is, of course, dwarfed by some of the other vessels berthed at TERRC, especially the former French carrier Clemenceau—now known as the Q790—which weighs over 32,000 tonnes—which arrived here in February and is the biggest ship recycling project ever undertaken in Europe.

“Over recent months we have been continuing with the construction of the ‘coffer dam’ at TERRC which will enable us to carry out the dismantling of the Q790 and the other US and UK vessels berthed there in dry dock conditions.

“We are now completing the work on the cofferdam and over the coming weeks will undertake the process of draining the basin with the dismantling operations starting in July.

“The huge sections from the North West Hutton platform do not require access to the basin itself—they arrive on barges and are then wheeled onto the site for dismantling and recycling”

The TERRC facility covers an area of 126 acres with the actual dry dock basin covering 25 acres with a 116 metres wide access, making it the biggest dry dock in the world. Since acquiring the former shipyard and offshore fabrication yard in 1996, Able UK has invested £50million in its development.

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« Reply #466 on: June 06, 2009, 11:30:47 pm »

3-Jun-09 - Able UK Ltd
ABLE UK PROJECT SET TO DELIVER MASSIVE BOOST FOR SOUTH HUMBER

Plans for what will be one of the biggest port related developments in the country—covering almost 1,500 acres on the South Bank of the Humber—have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.

Able UK Limited, which has already completed the first phase of its Able Humber Port Facility (AHPF), is now putting forward proposals for land north of Immingham which will eventually create around 5,000 jobs and provide what the company’s Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson describes as the ‘vital impetus in exploiting the enormous potential of the South Humber Bank’

Included in the proposals are plans for a wide range of developments designed to provide the services needed for the continuing development of the South Humber Bank which in recent years has been the UK’s fastest growing ports and logistics centre.

These include the creation of transport depots, warehousing and external storage areas, together with offices, a business park and a motel. There will be road and rail links to Immingham Port and the Humber Sea Terminal and a large part of the site will also provide landscaping and provision of areas for wildlife and ecology.

The land, which is the largest site available for port-related developments in the UK, is earmarked for industrial use in the Local Plan and Able sees it as the next stage forward following on from the 200-acre ‘southern’ development where vehicle storage specialists GBA currently store up to 35,000 vehicles of various manufacturers at any one time.

The proposals have been the subject of public consultation, as well as discussions with the Statutory authorities, local business community, Yorkshire Forward and environmental and wildlife interests.

Says Peter Stephenson “We have been developing our interests in the area over the past decade and share the views of Central Government, Yorkshire Forward, North Lincolnshire Council, and the newly created South Humber Gateway Board that development of the South Humber Bank is of national and international importance.

“Already, for example, it is the location of the UK’s largest port, complex, home to over a quarter of the UK’s refinery capacity, and is very much the preferred investment location for an increasing number of potential clients. We are able to offer a big space in the right place and even in current economic circumstances we are handling a number of exciting enquiries.

“Crucial to meeting the ambitions for fully developing the area’s potential has to be in providing the right business environment and the types of facilities and buildings required to attract new companies and inward investors. This is a great place to do business—ideally placed for both UK and European markets—and with transport links set to further improve we are well placed to take advantage of economic recovery and ensure that the Humber remains the largest tonnage port in the UK.

“We have demonstrated our confidence in the potential of the South Humber through our £50m investment in the existing ‘south' Able Humber Ports Facility. We expect to invest a further £100million into the development of the ‘north’ facility and the overall investment coming into the area is likely to be the region of £1.5billion, with in the region of 5,000 jobs created by the time the project is completed in 2020.

“We have been greatly encouraged by the very positive reception we have already received from all of the agencies involved in working to bring jobs and investment to the South Humber and North Lincolnshire area and we hope that we can build on that support and move forward with our plans as quickly as possible.”

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« Reply #467 on: June 15, 2009, 10:11:12 pm »

Hartlepool Mail

Massive platform arrives for scrapping
http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/Massive-platform-arrives-for-scrapping.5365689.jp

In the article it says the huge rigger crane at TERRC will be used to offload the barge.
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« Reply #468 on: June 20, 2009, 11:16:10 pm »

Just a couple of shots from the beginning of this month on the progress of the scrapping of HMS Kellington on the Stockton Riverside.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_3.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_4.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848041@N08/3592889695/

Some pictures of the latest barge arriving with parts of the jacket onboard.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_6.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_9.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_11.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_15.html

With a few others pictures.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009.html

Judging by the bottom width of the jacket section, this would become the top of the next section. I would say that the next section may actually be wider than the barge itself. This was the 7th barge of 10, so the last two sections would be well wider than the barge. Would the barges get bigger towards the final section,

I see that the jack up rig Ensco 72 is down on the forecast for TERRC Basin Basin 1-9 for Lay-By. While driving past this week it looks as though the Basin is fully sealed. Is there a section open still? Or is it a berth on the outside where she will be going.

I see that some more signals have been placed along the railway branch, so I would presume work on the railway sidings for TERRC should start very soon.
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« Reply #469 on: June 22, 2009, 11:59:25 am »

The Ensco 72 rig is now FIRM ORDER at 14:30, Wednesday. No tug showing yet...

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« Reply #470 on: June 24, 2009, 09:08:35 am »

Hi Nathan

She is lying off the Tees now - tugs in support are:

Englishman - IMO 9373058
Zeus - IMO 9130729
Multitug 17 - IMO 9481752

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« Reply #471 on: June 25, 2009, 10:47:14 pm »

Able UK news page
http://www.ableuk.com/news.shtml

Ensco 72 is in for warm stacking.
Here are a couple of shots of her coming in yesterday.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_26.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_28.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_30.html
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_32.html


Also I have just read the pdf file of the case (bottom of news page) of the Clemenceau hearing.
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« Reply #472 on: July 03, 2009, 05:43:37 pm »

A shot of the yard with the Ensco 72 visable behind the Clem. Also of note is that one of the ships has moved forward.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_35.html

An article todays Hartlepool Mail says that the Ensco 72 has arrived to undertake routine maintenance.

The Ensco 101 was towed in this afternoon, as a thunderstorm was fast approaching.
http://www.jhphotos.co.uk/html/june-_aug_2009_42.html
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« Reply #473 on: July 03, 2009, 05:59:44 pm »

Also  joined by a larger cousin the ENSCO 101 under tow by  Stril Commander.
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« Reply #474 on: July 03, 2009, 06:24:30 pm »

PRESS RELEASES

26-Jun-09 - Able UK Ltd
ENSCO 72 JACK-UP RIG ARRIVES
http://www.ableuk.com/pressreleases.shtml
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« Reply #475 on: July 16, 2009, 10:39:28 pm »

Hartlepool Mail
Able 'to begin recycling by end of summer'
http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/Able-39to-begin-recycling-by.5459987.jp
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« Reply #476 on: July 30, 2009, 07:04:50 pm »

Any more news on the fate of the Tux? Will she follow her sister to Aliga do you think? or will able take her in the next batch when they have chopped up the Clem and the Ghosties?
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« Reply #477 on: August 28, 2009, 02:24:31 pm »

Had a drive past TERRC a couple of hours ago. It looks like scrapping is starting. There was a gas axe at work on the Compass Island.
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« Reply #478 on: October 13, 2009, 12:30:03 pm »

ENSCO 70 due to arrive on the Tees on Thursday in tow of Maersk Tackler, to layup at ABLE.

She has just completed a charter to Maersk O&G.
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« Reply #479 on: October 22, 2009, 08:22:57 pm »

Get your shots of the ships before they dissapear.

Hartlepool Mail

Ghost ship bosses ready to start dismantling work
http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/Ghost-ship-bosses-ready-to.5754213.jp
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