Video: Pieter Schelte arrives at Rotterdam

By Vessels

Pieter Schelte, the largest ship in the world, property of Allseas, has arrived in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

She traveled from South Korea to Rotterdam for her final outfitting.

The large vessel will be relocated to Alexiahaven, where the Massvlakte 2, a berth specially designed and dredged to meet her needs, awaits her.

Plans for the final outfitting, due to be performed at the above-mentioned berth, include an installation process of 65-meter long beams of the topside lift system.

“Having a 24m draft allows the world's largest vessel to swiftly enter the Port of Rotterdam at all given times,” as commented by officials from the Port of Rotterdam in a tweet regarding the arrival of the ship.

After the outfitting, the ship is going to have a topsides lift capacity of 48, 000 t and a jacket lift capacity of 25 ,000 t.

She will also have a pipelay tension capacity of 2, 000 t, which will be two times more than that of Allseas’ Solitaire and will thus take away the latter’s title of being the biggest pipelay vessel in the world.

Expectations are that the ship will be ready to perform offshore operations sometime early this year.

The new large-sized catamaran is designed for installing and removing decommissioned topsides and jackets of large offshore oil and gas platforms located in the North Sea, with only a single lift.