The record-breaking construction vessel Pioneering Spirit will soon be able to remove and install jackets in a single lift.
Systems and parts of the new Jacket Lift System (JLS) are taking form at fabrication sites around the world.
In Italy, the construction of the two 170-m lift beams has reached the halfway point, and in China, the upend system is close to completion.
Conventionally, when removing large jackets offshore, the structures need to be cut into small sections suitable for crane lifts, which requires lengthy and complex cutting operations.
The Pioneering Spirit will minimise this offshore work, generating large cost savings and drastically reducing safety and environmental risks. A win-win for platform operators looking to decommission offshore infrastructure.
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