The port where equipment removed is offloaded and marshalled for the next stage of its processing.

What it costs

Included in decommissioning contract for each of the components.

Who supplies them

Similar to construction ports for floating offshore wind, but also including facilities with a lower specification and locations dedicated to decommissioning.

Examples in the UK include Aberdeen, Cromarty Firth and Dundee, and specialist decommissioning facilities at Seaton.

Non-UK ports include Ferrol (ES), Nouvelle (FR) and Rotterdam (NL).

Key facts

Facilities similar to those used for installation will be required. Large structures to be broken up are likely to be transported to facilities dedicated to such activity.

Ideally, decommissioning ports will have salvage and processing facilities on site. Some ports may develop expertise in handling certain types of materials. Some specialisations developed as part of oil and gas decommissioning may be valuable, even if this involves additional transit time from the floating offshore wind farm site.

Guide to a Floating Offshore Wind Farm