Informa Connect hosted the Decommissioning Offshore Infrastructure Conference in Perth in October 2023. The conference focussed on "meeting the challenge of spending billions by 2050 to remediate offshore assets," which brought to attention the industry's pressing challenges. MCC, represented by Rean Gilbert, General Manager of MCC Sustainable Futures, actively chaired panel discussions on the circular economy and environmental impacts.
The MCC/ATTERIS presentation focussed on understanding the timeframe in which the degradation of offshore infrastructure happens, the environmental impacts of infrastructure degradation, the use of comparative environmental impact assessment (CEIA) to inform decision-making, lessons learnt from degradation studies performed to date and applying lessons learnt to future (renewable) projects.
The complexity of assessing material degradation and environmental impacts demands expertise and a deep understanding of regulatory requirements. MCC ensures high-quality decommissioning studies, extending far beyond drafting Environment Plans (EP’s) and Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (OPEP’s) and Oil Spill Contingency Plans (OSCP’s).
Through our partnership with Atteris, MCC offers a comprehensive service for all matters regarding decommissioning to assist with the identification of environmental outcomes compared to base case of full property removal.
The team has proven expertise to ensure that:
• Material degradation assessments and the associated environmental impact and fate assessment are complimentary and integrally connected; and
• Environmental impact and fate assessment are integrated with the comparative environmental impacts assessment.
MCC Sustainable Futures, through its active involvement in industry conferences and ongoing commitment to high-quality decommissioning studies, has demonstrated leadership in sustainable environmental solutions. As the industry evolves, MCC remains at the forefront, ensuring that decommissioning projects align with environmental regulations and best practice.
For organisations seeking expertise in sustainable decommissioning and environmental solutions, MCC Sustainable Futures invites collaboration. Contact Us to explore how MCC's comprehensive services can contribute to the success of your decommissioning projects.