Bilfinger Salamis UK Limited



Bilfinger Salamis UK works with operators on decommissioning projects to provide a single-source support interface, delivering significant cost savings, enhanced technical expertise and improved efficiency during pre and post-cessation of production.

At Bilfinger, our collaborative approach ensures that our clients have access to an extensive service range for topsides preparation and removal during decommissioning projects.

We have a proven track record in supporting major blue chip clients in the UKCS, and have a strong infrastructure in the UK, Europe and worldwide, with bases in several major decommissioning hubs.


Access Support

  • Scaffolding
  • Under Deck Systems
  • Rope Access (all trades)


  • Blasting / Painting
  • Coatings Solutions
  • Composite Wraps
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Habitats
  • Minor Modifications

Rigging and Mechanical Services


  • Rigging and Lifting
  • LOLER Lifting Plans
  • Deck Crew and Material Controllers

Asbestos Management


  • Surveys
  • Management and Removal
  • Training

Industrial Cleaning and NORM Management


  • HP/UHP Water Jetting
  • Specialist Camera Services
  • NORM Management/Removal
  • Chemical Cleaning/Treatment
  • Cold Cutting Techniques
  • Vessel Management
  • FPSO Cargo Tank Maintenance
  • Vacuum Transfer Systems



  • Specialist Inspection NDT
  • Time of Flight Diffraction
  • M-Skip
  • Phased Array
  • Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC)
  • Computed Radiography
  • Conventional NDT
  • Dye Penetrant / MPI
  • Eddy Current
  • Ultrasonics
  • Radiography
  • Visual Inspection
  • Paint Systems Inspection
  • Insulation Inspection and Removal Techniques
  • Weld Inspection
  • UAVs/Drones

Architectural Outfitting


  • Temporary POB Increases
  • Workspace Relocations
  • Accommodation Solutions




Gary Broadley

Gary Broadley

Operations Manager

Telefon: +44 1224 246323

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Decommissioning References

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CNRI - Murchison

CNRI - Murchison

Bilfinger Salamis supported the decommissioning of the Murchison asset as a supplier of architectural, asbestos, insulation, painting, rope access, scaffolding and engineering services.

The initial engineering down to ‘lighthouse’ mode in preparation for heavy lift included a NORM removal programme and chemical flushing of associated pipework.

A comprehensive asbestos management programme included removal of cladding, exhaust tips, insulation and Bestobell seals.

Additional scopes included permit office relocation, caisson shim installation, removal of conductor clamps, cable pulling, installation of debris netting, and essential ongoing fabric maintenance.

This was followed by a three-month campaign to prepare the topside structure ready for heavy lift including: further asbestos removal, scaffolding, ERT, flame cutting and general labouring.

All works were completed on time and within budget.

Southern North Sea - Prep for Heavy Lift

Southern North Sea - Prep for Heavy Lift

Bilfinger Salamis worked closely with a major operator as it decommissioned nine satellite platforms in the Southern North Sea.

During late life operations, Bilfinger changed the client‘s paint specification, reducing cost and application time across the whole field. This involved alternative surface preparation techniques and alternative equipment to suit the ageing assets‘ needs.

Over the three year period, Bilfinger mobilised and managed an offshore workforce of 30-60 multi-skilled operatives, including scaffolders, riggers, welders, platers, electricians, pipe fitters, mechanical fitters and rope access technicians.

The project was delivered on time and within budget. Following this project, Bilfinger were asked to support the decommissioning of the field‘s main asset.

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Bilfinger Salamis UK are full members of Decom North Sea