Friday, March 22, 2019
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Pioneering Spirit Sets New Offshore Lifting Record at Johan Sverdrup

A new offshore lifting world record has been set with the installation of the final topsides in first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development project in the North Sea....

March 22, 2019
Total Views: 161

Monday, November 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Big Oil’s Latest Cost-Cutting Trick: Re-Use Platforms

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Oil companies have pushed through draconian cost cuts during the recent industry slump, but they’re not quite done yet. Spain’s Repsol SA unveiled plans to...

November 19, 2018
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Russia’s Gazprom Says Offshore Part of TurkStream is Complete

ISTANBUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Construction of the offshore part of the TurkStream pipeline that will carry Russian gas across the Black Sea to Turkey has been completed, Russian gas...

November 19, 2018
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Maritime News

Pioneering Spirit Returns to Black Sea for Round Two of the TurkStream Pipeline Installation

The record-breaking Pioneering Spirit has returned to Black Sea to resume pipe-laying of the second string of pipe for the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline project between Russia and Turkey. After...

June 26, 2018
Total Views: 38

Monday, June 4, 2018
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Maritime News

Pioneering Spirit Picks Up and Installs the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform in a Single Lift -PHOTOS

The 22,000-tonne topside for the drilling platform was lifted into position in one single lift on the Johan Sverdrup field over the weekend using the engineering marvel Pioneering Spirit. The installation...

June 4, 2018
Total Views: 33

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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...

February 8, 2018
Total Views: 93

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pioneering Spirit Sets World Lifting Record

The giant offshore installation and commissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit has set the new world lifting record with the successful removal of Shell’s 24,000 tonne Brent Delta platform in the North Sea in a single...

April 28, 2017
Total Views: 180

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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...

April 11, 2017
Total Views: 22

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Giant Pioneering Spirit Lands Pipelay Work in Black Sea

Swiss-based Allseas Group announced Thursday it has received offshore gas pipe laying contract in the Black Sea utilizing the world’s largest construction vessel Pioneering Spirit. The contract was awarded to...

December 8, 2016
Total Views: 64

Friday, October 21, 2016
Allseas Pioneering Spirit First Oil Rig Decommissioning Job

WATCH: Pioneering Spirit Removes Yme Topsides in North Sea

Long video but worth a watch if you want to see one of the most unique ships of the last decade in action. The ship is Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, which...

October 21, 2016
Total Views: 129

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Allseas Pioneering Spirit First Oil Rig Decommissioning Job

Rigs to Reefs: Is it better to leave unused oil platforms where they stand?

By Susan Gourvenec and Erika Techera, University of Western Australia (The Conversation) – The global offshore oil and gas industry has installed a wide variety of infrastructure throughout our oceans, including...

August 24, 2016
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Allseas Pioneering Spirit Approaches Platform For First Oil Rig Decommissioning Job

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)...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 176

Monday, August 8, 2016
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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...

August 8, 2016
Total Views: 93

Monday, August 1, 2016
Maritime News

Giant ‘Pioneering Spirit’ Moves One Step Closer to Delivery

Offshore pipeline installation, heavy lift and subsea construction company Allseas has announced that its giant Pioneering Spirit has completed commissioning of the Topsides lift system in Alexia harbor, Rotterdam, bringing...

August 1, 2016
Total Views: 115

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Maritime News

How Shell Plans to Decommission the Brent Oil Field – With Help from Pioneering Spirit

Later this year Shell will begin removing the topside of the Brent Delta platform as part of the decommissioning of the Brent oil and gas field in the UK North...

July 20, 2016
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Maritime News

WATCH: Awesome Drone Video of Pioneering Spirit in Rotterdam

At 382 meters long by 123.75 meters wide, Allseas’ twin-hulled installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit (ex-Pieter Schelte) is one of the largest vessels ever constructed. Here’s a unique look...

November 25, 2015
Total Views: 88

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Delivery Delayed for World’s Biggest Catamaran, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit

  Swiss-based Allseas has confirmed that delivery of one of the decades most anticipated new ships, the Pioneering Spirit (ex-Pieter Schelte), will be delayed until first half of 2016. Founded...

October 7, 2015
Total Views: 95

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pieter Schelte Renamed

Allseas’ giant oil rig decommissioning vessel was initially named after Pieter Schelte Heerema who besides creating one of the world’s premier offshore contracting companies, had also spent time in prison after...

February 9, 2015
Total Views: 24

Friday, February 6, 2015
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Maritime News

Allseas Agrees to ‘Pieter Schelte’ Name Change – Report

Swiss-based Allseas Group has reportedly agreed to change the name of its Pieter Schelte vessel amid recent public outcry over the vessel's namesake being a convicted Nazi war criminal.

February 6, 2015
Total Views: 245

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ITF Slams Allseas: ‘Pieter Schelte’ Is a Nazi War Criminal, Not a Ship Name

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is demanding that Allseas Group SA immediately change the name of 'Pieter Schelte' as it honors a convicted Nazi war criminal.

February 4, 2015
Total Views: 45