World's biggest crane ship breaks another record
The Sleipnir, super-large crane ship, has set another record: the largest removal of single-lift jacket.
The 8,100 ton jacket for the Jotun-B platform in the Norwegian North Sea was successfully lifted and removed by Sleipnir last week. In 1998, the Heerema crane ship Thialf installed the platform, which returned to the Jotun field last year to lift the topsides of the plaform.
Sleipnir arrived on Friday 11 July at Jotun field 100 nm west of Stavanger. She completed the project by unloading the jacket onto the quayside on Thursday, July 16, at a decommissioning site in Vats, Norway.
"We set records to break them, and we are proud to have worked alongside our client Vår Energi to complete the Jotun-B removal with mighty Sleipnir safely, sustainably, and in the shortest possible time," said Heerema’s CEO, Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven.
Sleipner is the world's largest crane vessel, with two 10,000-ton cranes and a 240,000 square foot reinforced deck. Last September, when she installed a 15,000-ton topsides module on Noble Energy 's new Leviathan platform, she set a world record for a crane vessel lift.
Maritime Business World