Allseas Planning Bigger, More Powerful Version of Record-Setting Pioneering Spirit -Report

Swiss offshore engineering company Allseas is said to be planning a bigger version of its famous Pioneering Spirit, the giant offshore installation and platform decommissioning vessel that has set all sorts of records in terms of size and lifting capacity since its delivery in 2016. According to a report from Reuters, Allseas CEO Edward Heerema revealed to reporters that the … [Read more...]

Allseas Wins Nord Stream 2 Pipelay Contract in Baltic Sea

The operator of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea has signed an offshore pipelaying contract with Swiss-based Allseas. Allseas will undertake the offshore pipelay work for both lines in 2018 and 2019 using three pipelaying vessels, including the new Pioneering Spirit, the Solitaire and the Audacia. The contract follows the letter of … [Read more...]

Decades in the Making, Record-Breaking ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Completes First Lift [PHOTOS]

Allseas' giant installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit successfully executed her maiden heavy lift project on Monday with the removal of the 13,500 ton Yme mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) in the North Sea. Allseas said in a statement Monday that the job demonstrates the unique single-lift capability of the Pioneering Spirit. The dynamically … [Read more...]

WATCH: Giant Supercat Pioneering Spirit Departs Rotterdam

One of the most highly anticipated ships of the past decade has departed Rotterdam for a series of offshore trials prior to commissioning later this summer. Allseas’ record-breaking single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit has been moored in Rotterdam’s Alexiahaven since January 2015 for installation, commissioning and testing of the … [Read more...]

Fake London Trader Jailed for 14 Years After Scamming Allseas Out of $113 Million

By Suzi Ring (Bloomberg) -- A conman posing as a millionaire London trader who defrauded a Dutch shipping company of 100 million euros ($113 million) was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a U.K. court. Portuguese national Luis Nobre persuaded Allseas SA, which was trying to raise capital, to transfer the 100 million euros into his control, the Metropolitan Police said in a … [Read more...]