Heerema completes second heaviest liftNews // October 11, 2002
The recent installation of ExxonMobil Ringhorne deck by SSCV Thialf weighed 11,520 tonnes. The deck weight was only 200 tonnes lighter than the heaviest lift ever performed.
A spokesman for HMC added: "This is a great achievement for Heerema Marine Contractors. Lifts of this size take a tremendous amount of planning, preparation and close co-operation with all parties involved, ExxonMobil, the field operators and Heerema Tønsberg/ABB, the deck designers and fabricators. HMC has again demonstrated why it leads the way in heavy lifts. We are proud to be able to add the Ringhorne lift to our already impressive list of achievements, safely and successfully installed.'
Ringhorne was an EPCI project awarded in August 2000 to Group Company, Heerema Tønsberg, with the transportation and installation of both the jacket and deck being carried out by HMC's SSCV Thialf.
Earlier this year, Heerema Marine Contractors established a world water-depth record for the installation of the BP Horn Mountain SPAR mooring line system, which was installed in deep waters of 1,650 meters (5,500 feet) off the Gulf of Mexico and subsequently its deck installation.