Pioneering Spirit completes Brent Delta topsides removal

Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit has set a world lifting record with the successful removal of Shell UK’s 24,000-ton Brent Delta platform topsides in the UK northern North Sea.

Brent Delta topsides onboard the Pioneering Spirit
Brent Delta topsides onboard the Pioneering Spirit

Offshore staff

DELFT, the Netherlands – Allseas’Pioneering Spirit has set a world lifting record with the successful removal of Shell UK’s 24,000-ton Brent Delta platform topsides in the UK northern North Sea.

Located in theBrent field, approximately 186 km (116 mi) off the northeast coast of Shetland, the Brent Delta topsides sat on a three-legged gravity-based structure which stands in 140 m (459 ft) of water.

The topsides has since been sea-fastened on board the dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel for transport to the Able UK decommissioning yard in Teesside, northeast England.

04/28/2017

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