Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit completes maiden heavy lift

Allseas' 1,250 feet-long, 400ft-wide Pioneering Spirit.
Allseas' 1,250 feet-long, 400ft-wide Pioneering Spirit.

Allseas’ giant decommissioning vessel the Pioneering Spirit yesterday completed its maiden heavy lift project.

In a single lift, the twin-hulled ship removed a 13,500tonne mobile offshore production unit in the North Sea for Repsol Norge.

The Yme jack-up rig was located 100kilometres off the coast of Norway.

Pioneering Spirit is now transporting it to a decommissioning yard in Lutelandet, Norway.

Shell has booked the vessel to remove its Brent Delta platform in summer 2017.

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