Final construction aboard the world’s largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit (formerly named Pieter Schelte), is wrapping up in the Port of Rotterdam before the vessel can be commissioned off Norway this summer.
Built primarily at DSME’s Okpo Shipyard in South Korea, Allseas’ installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit was inaugurated with a ceremony in Rotterdam in February 2015.
The 382m-long and 124m-wide Pioneering Spirit is the world’s largest vessel in terms of gross tonnage (403,342gt) and has a topside lift capacity of 48,000t, a jacket lift capacity of 25,000t andpipelay tension capacity of 2,000t.
She now awaits final completion in the Netherlands before being deployed to remove the Yme platform topsides in the North Sea.
The vessel has recently won Allseas an additional contract with Statoil (STO) for the installation of three platform topsides in the Johan Sverdrup field starting in 2018.