Pieter Schelte En Route to Rotterdam for Final Assembly
Allseas’ flagship vessel, the Pieter Schelte, the world’s biggest vessel, has departed South Korean shipyard Daewoo in Okpo on 17th November 2014, sailing towards the Port of Rotterdam.
The vessel, that took to the seas for the first time for sea trials in September, is now sailing under its own power towards the Rotterdam for the final assembly.
Final assembly of ‘Pieter Schelte’ will take place in the Alexiahaven, where the 65 metre long beams of the topsides lift system will be installed on the vessel during the first months of 2015.
The lifting beams have been constructed in Italy and transported by ship to the Netherlands.
‘Pieter Schelte’, a 382 metres long and 124 metres wide, is intended for installing and removing topsides and jackets of large offshore oil and gas platforms in a single lift.
The vessel is also equipped for laying large pipelines and, with its capacity, will be the largest pipelay vessel built.
The vessel can lift topsides of offshore platforms weighing up to 48,000 tonnes and jackets up to 25,000 tonnes.
‘Pieter Schelte’ will start offshore operations in the summer of 2015.