Video: Time-lapse of Shell’s Brent Delta being delivered onto quay

Able UK has released time-lapse footage of the Brent Delta topside being skidded onto quay six at its yard in Hartlepool.

The 24,000-tonne structure arrived in Hartlepool last week after more than 40 years offshore.

The huge, twin-hulled Pioneering Spirit vessel set a world lifting record when it picked the topside up off its three concrete legs in the North Sea.

The ship sailed to Teesside, where it put the structure on a barge for transfer onto a purpose-built quay – a process which took about a week.