Before the full decommissioning process can be undertaken the platform, FPSO or asset, must be prepared. This is a crucial preparatory phase in the decommissioning cycle, and it is at this phase that Vertech Group's multi-disciplined, high-mobility, inspection and maintenance teams can provide maximum value. For offshore platforms, the infrastructure's integrity needs to be carefully surveyed and understood in anticipation of major lifting operations. Simultaneously, the assessment, planning, and execution of major plant and machinery removal is required to ensure environmental protections are in place. When it comes to floating assets, major module lifts are unlikely, so the campaign's principal focus shifts to hull structural integrity for towing operations, removing machinery, and disconnecting critical systems (electrical, hydraulic, etc.).