Iron Lady delivers second Brent topsides to Able
BILLINGHAM, UK – Allseas’ barge Iron Lady has delivered the 25,000-metric ton (27,558-ton) Brent Bravo platform topsides to Able Seaton Port in Teesside, northeast England.
Last week the heavy-lift vessel Pioneering Spirit removed the topsides from the platform at the Brent field in the UK northern North Sea, its second giant lift at the field center following Brent Delta in May 2017.
After arriving off the coast, the vessel transferred its load to the Iron Lady for the final part of the journey to Able Seaton Port where it is currently moored on Quay 6.
Next week the topsides will be skidded onto the demolition pad at the quay. Able spent £28 million ($35.5 million) on constructing the new facility, including what it claims is one of Europe’s strongest quays, to meet the requirements for handling the Brent topsides.
In Brent B’s case it will aim to recycle more than 98% of the structure.
Next year the Brent Alpha topsides should also head to the port, along with further platforms and structures that are set to be removed from the ExxonMobil-operated Sable Offshore Energy Project offshore Nova Scotia.