The municipality of Hammerfest was the centre for natural gas development in Norway until the Shell Stornes tank depot, an 80,000m² arctic petroleum storage facility, closed in 2009. Shell retained AECOM to develop the exit strategy, and our experts planned, tendered, obtained all necessary permits and undertook the demolition and remediation work of the site.

Demolition began in May 2013, during which we safely removed 13 buildings (including filling stations, pump rooms and warehouses), 18 deep tanks — one with a capacity of 9,990m³ — five smaller tanks and a large number of pipelines and tank foundations. Our team excavated over 13,000 tons of soil, of which 8,330 tons of petroleum-impacted soil was prepared for off-site biotreatment.