Preparation work is under way ahead of dismantling a 12,500 tonne oil platform in the Northern North Sea.
The UK Government has given CNR International's plans for decommissioning the Ninian Northern platform the seal of approval.
Shell's Brent Bravo platform has been removed from the North Sea by Allseas’ heavy lift and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit.
The Pioneering Spirit vessel has removed the original accommodation platform for the Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea.
A heavy lift vessel contractor has provided a ringing endorsement of Shetland’s credentials for handling major decommissioning jobs.
In the year since the Brent Delta platform came ashore for dismantling, its past and present owners have found there isn’t much that can’t be reused or given away.
The Pioneering Spirit installed the 22,000-tonne drilling platform topsides on the Johan Sverdrup field over the weekend.
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The world's largest vessel by displacement, the Pioneering Spirit, set a new world record when it lifted the Brent Delta top side last month in a single go.
A few days ago, a behemoth of a ship graphically challenged and changed the way large production platforms in the North Sea and elsewhere will be decommissioned henceforth.
Allseas’s Pioneering Spirit vessel has removed the topside section of Shell’s Brent Delta platform in the North Sea. Swiss contractor Allseas said it had broken the world lifting record in the process. Pioneering Spirit removed the 24,000-tonne topside structure in a single lift. It is now transporting the structure to a decommissioning yard in Teesside, north-east England.
Nord Stream 2 has booked three Allseas vessels for a major pipelay job in the Baltic Sea.
Video: Get a first look inside the Pioneering Spirit as it prepares to help decommission Shell’s Brent field
Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is to use the world's largest vessel to decommission its iconic Brent field in the North Sea. Energy Voice travelled to Rotterdam to get a behind the scenes look at the ship ahead of the record breaking 24,000 ton lift of the Brent Delta topside this summer.
At nearly 400 metres long and more than 100 metres wide, the Pioneering Spirit dwarfs the Titanic.
The world's largest vessel is to lay more than 900km of gas pipeline linking Russia to southern Europe.
A combination of low oil prices and a drop off in platform installations is contributing to a troublesome outlook for heavy lift vessel (HLV) contractors, an analyst has said.
Able UK has a message for other British ports considering a big financial outlay on decommissioning facilities: think long and hard before you press the button.
The twin-hulled, heavy lift vessel Shell has booked to remove its Brent Delta topside will lay the first line of a major pipeline in the Black Sea.
As things stand today, what is the schedule for removal of the first topsides looking like?
Allseas has released footage of its giant decommissioning vessels' maiden heavy lift job.
Allseas’ giant decommissioning vessel the Pioneering Spirit yesterday completed its maiden heavy lift project.
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.