llseas' 382 m long, 124 m wide platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel "Pieter Schelte" departed Daewoo's Okpo shipyard in South Korea on 17 November. She will make short stops in Singapore and Cape Town, and is expected to arrive in the Rotterdam harbour around 6 January 2015, sailing under her own power.
In Rotterdam harbour, Allseas have rented a deepwater site where Pieter Schelte will be moored and where the topsides lift system beams will be installed on the bows of the ship during the first months of 2015. Following, test lifts with the system on a test platform in the Southern North Sea, which Allseas is building, will be performed, after which the removal of the Talisman Yme platform will take place in the summer of 2015.
The removal of the Shell Brent Delta platform is planned later in the summer of 2015, or in the spring of 2016.