Pieter Schelte to be completed at Port of RotterdamVessel & ROV News // July 15, 2014
The Port of Rotterdam has announced that Pieter Schelte, Allseas new heavy lift vessel, is to be completed at the Port of Rotterdam and will arrive at the port at the end of 2014.
Pieter Schelte is 382m long with a breadth of 124m. The length, in combination with the massive beam, makes this vessel unique. The huge vessel is designed to install and remove topsides and jackets for offshore oil and gas platforms in a single lift and can also lay pipelines.
Final assembly of Pieter Schelte will take place in the Alexiahaven where the inner lake of Maasvlakte 2 currently provides the necessary space. A special pit will be dredged there for the vessel.
Once at the Port of Rotterdam, the 65m long beams of the topsides lift system will be installed. The lifting beams are being constructed in Italy and will be transported by ship to the Netherlands