Pioneering Spirit completes first heavy-lift project offshore Norway

The Pioneering Spirit moves in to remove the Yme mobile offshore production unit in the North Sea Allseas Repsol Norge AS
The Pioneering Spirit moves in to remove the Yme mobile offshore production unit in the North Sea. (Photo courtesy Allseas)

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit has successfully removed the 13,500-ton Yme MOPU in the North Sea, 100 km (62 mi) offshore Norway for Repsol Norge AS.

The Yme MOPU is a jackup type platform standing on three steel legs of 3.5 m (11 ft) diameter, which are inserted approximately 10 m (33 ft) inside the subsea storage tank columns at 93 m (305 ft) water depth.

With this platform removal, Allseas says it was able to demonstrate the unique single-lift capabilities of the vessel.

The platform has since been sea-fastened on board and the vessel is currently on her way to the newly developed dismantling yard in Lutelandet, Norway.

08/22/2016

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Yme mobile offshore production unit on board the Pioneering Spirit
The Yme mobile offshore production unit on board the Pioneering Spirit. (Photo courtesy Allseas)

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