Stoneyhill NORM Treatment Facility Officially Open For Business

Nuvia SITA NORM’s new, multi-million pound treatment facility, officially opened on 4th October. The facility will clean and recycle equipment from North Sea oil and gas operations affected by Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) .

The event was well attended by over 50 representatives of Aberdeen’s Oil and Gas community who were given a brief presentation by Nuvia SITA NORM directors on the processes involved in getting the Stoneyhill NORM Treatment Facility up and running. This was followed by a guided tour of the facility itself which was very well received.

Ewan Hill, Business Manager at Nuvia SITA NORM Ltd said, “We received a timely boost last week when we heard from SEPA that our RSA 93 authorisation had been approved. This means that we are now in a position to make an immediate start on active operations. This new treatment facility is a significant and critical addition to the infrastructure of the region’s oil and gas industry supply chain. It will provide safe and secure, long-term treatment and disposal of NORM in an environmentally responsible manner.”

The new facility was opened by Mr Brian Nixon, Chief Executive of Decom North Sea, the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum. Mr. Nixon commented, “Since the establishment of Decom North Sea eighteen months ago, I have witnessed a steadily increasing awareness of, and interest in, the forthcoming programme of offshore decommissioning. Our role in the offshore decommissioning sector is to stimulate innovation, facilitate collaboration and promote capacity building within the supply chain. So it’s extremely heartening to have all three of our ambitions demonstrated in the new Stoneyhill NORM Treatment Facility.”