Pioneering Spirit back at Sea
After several months of preparatory works in Rotterdam, Pioneering Spirit is back where she belongs, in open water. The world’s largest offshore construction vessel will spend summer 2020 pulling a further 55,000 t of ageing platform infrastructure out of the North Sea. Using her single-lift capacity and deck space, Pioneering Spirit will deliver topsides, jackets, bridges and monopiles to specialist decommissioning yards in the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Allseas’ Heavy Lift Department Head: “Another busy summer of platform removals starts today, and we can’t wait. Three fields, four jacket-based topsides and the first-time use of new in-house developed lifting tools, giving it a nice extra to my first campaign as head of Allseas’ heavy lift engineering department. It feels like the night before a season finale, crowning the years of preparation by so many people.”
Allseas has executed more than 300 projects and installed over 26,500 km of subsea pipeline worldwide. Project scopes range from straightforward pipeline installation jobs to complex pipelay and heavy lift contracts involving design, engineering, fabrication, installation and/or removal, large subcontracted scopes for diving, dredging, rock dumping, and systems to prevent plastic waste spreading into open water.
Media Gallery: Johan Sverdrup topsides installation Sets New Offshore Lift Record
Media gallery: Allseas’ record-breaking heavy lift vessel “Pioneering Spirit” has successfully executed the single-lift installation of the processing platform.