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