All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further. The 382-metre Pioneering Spirit, the largest construction and decommissioning vessel in the world, left the Norwegian port of Kristiansand on Thursday morning to go to the Ninian field, around 100 miles north east of Shetland, to pick up the massive structure, an operation that took about two hours. The 382-metre Pioneering Spirit, the largest construction and decommissioning vessel in the world, left the Norwegian port of Kristiansand on Thursday morning to go to the Ninian field, around 100 miles north east of Shetland, to pick up the massive structure, an operation that took about two hours. VideoMalcolm X: From civil rights to Smethwick, Swimming with sharks at Bondi Beach. We are all really proud to be part of the team that has made this operation happening, as it shows our capability and capacity of the size of project that we can do at Lerwick. © 2020 BBC. Allseas, the company that owns and operates the Pioneering Spirt, said the actual ‘fast lift’ of the topside from the jackets on to the vessel took only seven seconds. “The arrival of the Ninian Northern topside at our Dales Voe base is a welcome boost to activity in Shetland amidst the Covid-19 downturn and another very important stage in the development of Lerwick’s reputation as an active, leading centre for decommissioning. Ninian Northern was installed in 1978 and started producing a couple of years later before ceasing in 2017. 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Everyone around me disagrees with my politics' Video'Help! “Plans in the pipeline, including for an Ultra-Deep-Water Quay at Dales Voe, will significantly expand our potential to support both decommissioning and renewables.”. The leading global oil, gas and energy news resource. Peterson and Veolia have a 97 per cent recycling target for the project. Lerwick Port Authority chief executive, Captain Calum Grains, said: "The arrival of the Ninian Northern topside at our Dales Voe Base is a welcome boost to activity in Shetland amidst the Covid-19 downturn and another very important stage in the development of Lerwick's reputation as an active, leading centre for decommissioning. Video, Malcolm X: From civil rights to Smethwick, Swimming with sharks at Bondi Beach. In the deep-water voe, the topside was transferred immediately onto Allsea’s Iron Lady cargo barge and then moved to quayside. 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Everyone around me disagrees with my politics', Malcolm X: From civil rights to Smethwick. The topside structure, weighing 14,200 tonnes, was lifted from its steel legs in just a few seconds on Friday by Pioneering Spirit, the world's largest construction ship, and arrived in Lerwick on Saturday. WORKING TOGETHER ON NINIAN NORTH DECOMMISSIONING James Richards, November 2018 •Ninian North Platform (NNP) is CNRI’s second decommissioning project. That operation will take seven or eight hours overnight. Once in position at Dales Voe the crew on board the Pioneering Spirit will prepare for the transfer of the Ninian Northern topside to the barge Iron Lady. ‒NNP Overview ‒Current Project Status ‒Execution Timeline •Innovation in ‒Well P&A ‒Engineering Down and Clean (EDC) Grains added: “This is the start of a tremendous operation here at Lerwick harbour. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}A giant oil platform has arrived in Shetland for decommissioning on board one of the world's biggest ships. After only eight hours on her first visit into a UK port, Pioneering Spirit, the world largest heavy lift vessel, departed for Rotterdam, three hours ahead of schedule. Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -.

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