2500t Valhall QP Lower Jacket Lifted by Pioneering Spirit – Video
Pioneering Spirit safely crane-lifted the 2500-t Valhall QP lower jacket out of the water using in-house designed, fabricated and installed lifting tools.
Machinefabriek Schaap cut, machined and assembled the hooks from 690 grade steel leftover from the JLS beams, while Allseas Fabrication delivered the spreader bars and hook integration with lifting/operating frames and hydraulics. Design and procedures were drawn up by a team from Allseas’ Heavy Lift and Innovations Departments.
Cuts to the jacket legs and holes for the hooks were performed from Oceanic, with the vessel providing ROV support.
The 800-t upper jacket section was removed earlier this week. A great team effort from all participating parties.
Jacket removal video courtesy of AKER BP