November 4 - Allseas Group has confirmed that Pieter Schelte, the huge platform installation/decommissioning and pipelaying vessel, is expected to leave South Korea over the next few days and is expected to arrive in Rotterdam in late December, where fina

Edward P. Heerema, the founder of Allseas Group, updated delegates at last week's Offshore Energy 2014 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam.

Allseas awarded the contract for building the 382 m long, 124 m wide dynamically positioned (DP) vessel in June 2010 to Daewoo Heavy Industries.

HLPFI reported on July 11 that Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority had signed an agreement stating that Pieter Schelte would be completed at the Dutch gateway over a three-month period.

At the event, Allseas confirmed that it is considering construction of an even larger vessel than Pieter Schelte that would be able to handle the largest platforms such as Gullfaks and Troll in the Norwegian North Sea.