The huge crane ship booked to lift the Brent Delta topside away in one piece left Rotterdam at the weekend ahead of offshore trials. Allsea’s twin-hulled Pioneering Spirit had been moored in Rotterdam since January 2015 for installation, commissioning and testing of the topsides lift system. If the southern North Sea trials go to plan, the vessel’s first job will be to remove the 13,500 tonne Yme mobile offshore production unit off Norway for Repsol.
Allseas said it expects to perform offshore trials and begin the removal of a test platform in the North Sea using the decommissioning vessel the Pioneering Spirit.
This clip shows incredible drone footage of the Pioneering Spirit vessel which is capable of being used to remove large offshore oil and gas platforms.
A conman posing as a millionaire London trader who defrauded a Dutch shipping company of 100 million euros ($113 million) was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a UK court.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has announced the completion of its 482km Polarled pipeline, the deepest on the Norwegian continental shelf.