Pioneering Spirit sets world lifting record with Shell Brent Delta topsides removal (Video)

By Vessels

Allseas’ dynamically positioned single-lift installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit set a world lifting record with the safe and successful removal of Shell UK’s 24,000 t Brent Delta platform topsides from the North Sea on 28 April 2017.

Images of Brent Delta removal - courtesy of Allseas

Located in the Brent field, approximately 186 km off the north-east coast of Shetland, the Brent Delta topsides sat on a three-legged gravity-based structure which stands in 140 m of water.

The topsides have since been sea-fastened on board “Pioneering Spirit” for transport to the Able UK decommissioning yard in Teesside, North East England.

Pioneering Spirit sets world lifting record with Shell Brent Delta topsides removal (Video)

Source: Allseas