Further support has been made available for Scottish decommissioning projects as part of the Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF).
Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse announced that the DCF will reopen for a third round of funding unlocking an additional £5 million.
The DCF aims to help maximise the economic benefits from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure.
Mr Wheelhouse said, “I’m delighted that we can offer a third round of funding for decommissioning projects. This round of the DCF includes capital and resource funding, and widens its scope of potential projects with support now also available for business development.
“The budget for the DCF in 2018-19 will reflect the projects coming forward, and our ambition is to match the £5 million successfully awarded last year, however there is flexibility for this to increase if demand is demonstrated.”