21 July 2020, Moerdijk, The Netherlands

Heerema’s SSCV Sleipnir has set another record – this time, for the largest single lift jacket removal using hoisting equipment supplied punctually by United Offshore Services.

In the Norwegian North Sea, Sleipnir successfully removed the 8100 mT Jotun-B jacket for client Vår Energi. The platform was installed in 1998 by Heerema’s Thialf, who returned to the Jotun Field last year to remove the topsides and conductors – demonstrating the circularity of Heerema’s involvement in the lifecycle of these now retiring platforms.

For the jacket removal, Sleipnir arrived at the Jotun Field located 200 km west of Stavanger on Friday, July 11, and completed the project by offloading the jacket onto the quayside at the AF Miljøbase decommissioning site in Vats, Norway on Thursday, July 16.

The decommissioning work was completed safely, sustainably, and one day ahead of schedule; the result of excellent collaboration between Heerema and Vår Energi. The entire removal scope in the Jotun Field was completed in only four days.

Now that the Jotun-B jacket has been safely and sustainably transported to Vats, it will end its lifecycle by being recycled up to 99%.

It is essential to note that all companies involved followed the strict government guidelines to protect their workforces during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: all photos are courtesy and property of Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE