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    Pioneering Spirit completes maiden heavy lift project

    Vessel & ROV News // September 2, 2016

    Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit successfully executed its maiden heavy lift project, removal of the 13,500 tonne Yme mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) in the North Sea, 100 km off the coast of Norway, on 22 August 2016. The project was undertaken on behalf of Repsol Norge.

    The Yme MOPU is a jack-up type platform standing on three steel legs of 3.5m diameter, which are inserted approximately 10m inside the subsea storage tank columns at 93m water depth.

    "With this platform removal, Allseas was able to demonstrate the unique single-lift capabilities of Pioneering Spirit," the company said.

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

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