ASCO provides unrivalled NORM Solutions through integrated decommissioning offering

With over 50 years of experience, ASCO has the expertise and capability to provide a fully integrated logistics and materials management solution, delivering a wide range of resources across all areas of logistics, materials, fuels and bulks, marine and environmental services.

 ASCO has been supporting decommissioning projects for more than ten years with excellent safety and service delivery performance providing an unrivalled turnkey solution. NORM Solutions is a fundamental part of the full suite of decommissioning services offered, specialising in the receipt and decontamination of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).

Often NORM decommissioning services are sourced separately once the requirement has been identified. Clients who utilise a package of ASCO’s integrated services to support their scope of requirements can rest assured that the dedicated NORM Solutions team are ready and available to provide timely NORM waste management.

Benefitting from a purpose built, state-of-the-art facility in Aberdeen, the team handles all types of NORM contaminated equipment, solids, sludges and liquids, supporting Energy Industry Decommissioning locally and throughout the UK. ASCO’s facility is fully authorised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and was designed to operate at the highest standards.

Operating the most advanced NORM descaling, decontamination and repackaging facility in the UK, our specialist team are highly trained in managing all NORM contaminants, handing the cleaning process. Incorporated within the NORM Solutions facility are dedicated Ultra High-Pressure Water Jetting Booths, a Strip Down area and a Tubular Cleaning Booth.

Over the past six months, NORM Solutions has carried out a range of decommissioning projects for major operators across the UK, trebling their revenue and securing a strong project pipeline for the next 2-5 years. As an example, a successful collaboration took place between ASCO’s integrated environmental service offering (including NORM Solutions), Port of Blyth and Thompsons of Prudhoe. The scope of work included the receipt, decontamination, and disposal of subsea infrastructure from our client’s FPSO and the associated fields. 1,675 tonnes of material were received from three port calls which were taken to a dedicated decommissioning space at the Port of Blyth. Having this base allowed the material to be safely offloaded, stored and downsized for onward treatment disposal.

Increased demand for a fully integrated materials management solution in decommissioning and continued project success has provided opportunity to strengthen the NORM team. The in-house team of dedicated specialists are available 24/7 to ensure clients are supported as soon as NORM services are required.

John Davidson, NORM Operations Manager, has been with the team for 10 years and offers a wealth of knowledge around NORM Solutions capabilities. Commenting on the recent success, John said: “NORM Solutions is a key element of ASCO’s Environmental Services service line and has huge potential to tie in with client’s current contracts. ASCO has a multitude of clients who could benefit from NORM’s services, and many are beginning to see that. We have the facilities to offer a one-stop-shop service, handling decommissioning and NORM decontamination alongside your logistics, materials and supply base needs.”

To discuss NORM Solutions, get in touch with Lee Vettese, Regional Sales Executive (lee.vettese@ascoworld.com). For further information on NORM Solutions visit the ASCO website: https://ascoworld.com/services/norm