‘Pioneering Spirit’ completes maiden heavy lift project

Tuesday, August 23 2016

Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’ successfully executed her maiden heavy lift project.

The concerned the removal of the 13,500 t Yme mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) in the North Sea, 100 km off the coast of Norway, on 22 August 2016 for Repsol Norge AS.

The Yme MOPU is a jack-up type platform standing on three steel legs of 3.5 m diameter, which are inserted approximately 10 m inside the subsea storage tank columns at 93 m water depth.

The platform has since been sea-fastened on board and the vessel is currently on her way to the newly developed dismantling yard in Lutelandet, Norway.

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