30,000t Gyda Platform Decommissioned by Allseas – Video
Heavy Lift News posted the report earlier this summer, that Pioneering Spirit had completed the decommissioning of Repsol Norge’s immense Gyda platform. In a matter of days, the world’s most advanced offshore vessel removed the platform’s 18,400t topsides and 11,500t supporting jacket and delivered the structures to a yard in Norway for recycling.
The Gyda removal campaign had some special characteristics. At 11,500t, the jacket lift is one of the heaviest in history. Vertically fabricated and installed back in the early nineties, the structure could not sustain loading in the horizontal position during transport. Our unique Jacket lift system offered a solution: transporting the jacket in a near-vertical positon (60 degrees) and direct load-in to the quayside.
Deploying both revolutionary single lift systems, the Jacket lift system and Topsides lift system, Pioneering Spirit offers a significantly faster, safer, more efficient and sustainable option for the removal and installation of offshore facilities.