1,000 Kilometres of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Laid

1,000 Kilometres of the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Laid

A total of 1,000 kilometres of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has now been laid in Finnish, Swedish and German waters. Two Allseas pipelay vessels – Solitaire and Pioneering Spirit – are currently …
Apr 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Record-breaking lift completes the Johan Sverdrup field centre (Video)

Record-breaking lift completes the Johan Sverdrup field centre (Video)

Three days – that’s what it took to lift four of the last pieces in the Johan Sverdrup puzzle into place – the two final platform topsides, a bridge and a flare stack. The processing platform lift was …
Mar 22, 2019 /  Vessels
Pioneering Spirit Gets a Scrub Down

Pioneering Spirit Gets a Scrub Down

The world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit, received a robotic hull cleaning during a recent port call in Rotterdam. The Allseas owned multipurpose vessel, which is on a temporary break from Nord Stream 2 …
Mar 21, 2019 /  Vessels
Kotug Smit Towage assisted Allseas’ Stinger and Bumblebee in the Port of Rotterdam

Kotug Smit Towage assisted Allseas’ Stinger and Bumblebee in the Port of Rotterdam

On March 06, 2019, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, the largest construction vessel in the world, arrived in the port of Rotterdam to prepare itself for upcoming topsides lift works. The preparations included the …
Mar 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside ready for sail-away

Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside ready for sail-away

With 560 beds the Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside is the largest of its kind in Norway. The fourth and last platform for the first phase of the giant project is now ready for sail-away from Kværner’s …
Mar 15, 2019 /  Curious
Pipelay Vessel Pioneering Spirit on Its Way to Join the Nord Stream 2 Construction Fleet

Pipelay Vessel Pioneering Spirit on Its Way to Join the Nord Stream 2 Construction Fleet

Pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit will enter the Baltic Sea via the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark to join the Nord Stream 2 construction fleet. The vessel is due to start pipelay in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone …
Dec 12, 2018 /  Vessels
Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel completed the construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea  

Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel completed the construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea  

Monday (Nov 19), the Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel completed the construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea. Caption: Pioneering Spirit pipelaying …
Nov 20, 2018 /  Curious
BigLift Barentsz Sails Northern Sea Route For Pioneering Spirit

BigLift Barentsz Sails Northern Sea Route For Pioneering Spirit

On October 14 2018, Dutch flag Heavy Transport Vessel BigLift Barentsz arrived in Rotterdam from China by way of the Northern Sea Route. The vessel is specially designed and built for polar waters. The route, when …
Oct 19, 2018 /  Vessels
Pioneering Spirit vessel resumes pipelaying for TurkStream

Pioneering Spirit vessel resumes pipelaying for TurkStream

The Pioneering Spirit vessel yesterday resumed the pipelaying operations for the second string of the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline, moving towards the Kiyikoy settlement in Turkey. After entering the Black Sea on …
Jun 27, 2018 /  Vessels
Johan Sverdrup drilling topside sailaway on board Pioneering Spirit

Johan Sverdrup drilling topside sailaway on board Pioneering Spirit

The Johan Sverdrup drilling topside is now sailing from the Aibel yard in Haugesund on its way to the North Sea. The topside is the first, and biggest, structure to be completed and 85-percent fully tested onshore before …
May 31, 2018 /  Vessels