General – Decommissioning
The Pioneering Spirit has successfully completed the transfer of the 8,500 tonne Ninian Northern jacket to barge Iron Lady out in deep-water Dales Voe.
The Iron Lady is now alongside Dales Voe quay preparing for load-in of the jacket onto the decommissioning pad once ballasting operations are complete.
Transfer of the Ninian Northern platform steel jacket from the delivery vessel, Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit onto Lerwick Port Authority’s Dales Voe Base is proceeding as planned.
The 8,500 tonnes, 83-metre-high structure arrived for decommissioning at the Shetland port a week ago. This follows the earlier delivery of the Ninian Northern topside for decommissioning by Pioneering Spirit in 2020.
According to Victor Sandison Senior Commercial Executive of Lerwick Port Authority, the Pioneering Spirit will remain in Dales Voe until next week, to undertake preparatory works onboard for her next project.