August 24 - Allseas' single lift installation, decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit has executed its first heavy lift project, with the removal of the 13,500-tonne Yme mobile offshore production unit in the North Sea.

Pioneering Spirit removed the platform, which was located 100 km off the coast of Norway, for Repsol Norge.

The jack-up platform stood on three steel legs of 3.5 m diameter, which were inserted approximately 10 m inside the subsea storage tank columns at a water depth of 93 m.

Having been removed, the platform was sea-fastened on board the Allseas ship and began its journey to the dismantling yard in Lutelandet, Norway.