Niras looking to make billions on wind turbine scrapping

The market for scrapping offshore wind turbines looks set to become big in the coming years. Engineering company Niras is looking to enter this market with a new tool for scrapping that will be developed in collaboration with Maersk and others.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen/Statoil

The offshore market has in recent decades invested huge sums in drilling rigs, offshore wind turbines and gas installations, and many of these facilities will soon need to be replaced. This will result in a big market for decommissioning, which involves the dismantling and scrapping of offshore facilities.

Consulting engineer company Niras is looking to enter this market, and specifically the company plans to do this by developing a process tool that can control the decommissioning process, starting off with wind turbines at first.

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