Heerema’s SSCV Sleipnir completed a 15,300 tonnes lift this weekend, installing the topsides for Noble Energy’s Leviathan development in the Mediterranean.
This sets a world record: lifting a module of 15,300 tonnes was never done by a crane vessel before.
For the Leviathan development Sleipnir installed its two main topsides with a total weight of 24,500 tonnes in less than 20 hours. Sleipnir was selected for the job in order to save budget; as Sleipnir is capable of lifting large and commissioned modules, the installation process takes less offshore time and is therefore less costly.
Heerema’s CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven about the record lift: “We are very proud of this achievement. Sleipnir is a unique vessel. It is LNG-powered and thus climate friendly. And our client enjoys the benefits. Because lifting larger modules means less time involved and therefore a smaller budget will suffice for a job.”