About Us

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NORM Solutions specialises in the receipt and decontamination of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).

Opened in Aberdeen in 2012, NORM Solutions was formed as a joint venture between ASCO and John Lawrie Group, after identifying the need for a technically advanced, responsive and customer focused NORM decontamination facility.

The partnership brings together the UK’s leading experts from the waste management, industrial cleaning and scrap metal trading industries, to provide an unrivalled, all-in-one NORM management and treatment service.

In combining ASCO and John Lawrie Group’s many years of experience in servicing the oil and gas industry, this new facility is the clear choice for NORM treatment.

John Lawrie Group

John Lawrie Group is an international group of metal recycling and trading companies with a presence throughout the UK and in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, China and the Middle East. The business was founded in Aberdeen in the 1930’s and has its headquarters in the city.

The three main divisions which provide key services to the oil and gas, construction and utility sectors are:

John Lawrie Metals remains the largest metal recycler and exporter of processed scrap metal in North and North-East Scotland, with SEPA-licensed waste treatment facilities in Aberdeen, Montrose and Invergordon and handles around 200,000 tonnes of metal each year.

John Lawrie Tubulars is a leading specialist in the trading of new and reusable tubulars, casing and drillpipe, and operate around the world, with activities throughout the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, North America, China and the Middle East.

John Lawrie Decom has been providing decommissioning services to the oil and gas sector for over 20 years, during which time we have successfully carried out a number of projects involving the processing of redundant equipment and the dismantling of large oilfield and industrial structures.


ASCO Waste is one of the UK’s leading waste management companies and is the leading provider of waste management and industrial cleaning services to the oil and gas industry. ASCO offer a fully integrated total waste management and industrial tank cleaning solution, providing a single point of contact for all waste handling and disposal requirements whilst ensuring that tough compliance and documentation standards are met.

ASCO provide specialist materials and equipment management from demand creation to fulfilment. By deploying lean methodology, innovative systems, and leveraging data analytics, ASCO are at the forefront of driving supply chain efficiency in the oil and gas industry. The company is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland and operates globally from over 70 locations worldwide, and employs over 1,500 people.

ASCO’s core business is the operation of Supply Bases, providing support to the oil and gas industry across the life of offshore fields from exploration, through development to production and decommissioning. Their largest supply base operations are in the North-East of Scotland (Aberdeen and Peterhead) with further bases in Great Yarmouth, Norway, Trinidad and Australia. ASCO differentiate their service delivery through the combination of high quality people, proven processes, state of the art systems and strategically located headland facilities.