Pioneering Spirit completes single lift job on Valhall

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The Pioneering Spirit vessel has removed the original accommodation platform for the Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea.

The single-lift operation was completed in just two hours on Friday.

Removal of the accommodation unit is the first job for Pioneering Spirit under the frame agreement which Allseas signed with Aker BP in 2017 to provide transport, installation and removal services for the Valhall field.

The QP topside will be transported to- and disposed at the Kvaerner disposal yard at Stord.

Per Mikal Hauge, Vice president Valhall asset, said: “Together with Allseas and the team at Pioneering Spirit, we have successfully concluded two years of engineering, planning and pre-lift preparations.

“The safe and efficient removal of the QP platform is an important milestone for Valhall and for Aker BP.”

Pioneering Spirit will soon remove the Brent Bravo topside from the UK North Sea.

It took the Brent Delta platform ashore for scrapping two years ago.

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