Sheerleg barge performs swift, cost-effective platform removal

Beckman, Jeremy
November 2005
Offshore;Nov2005, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p75
Trade Publication
The article reports that Dutch contractor Smit Marine Projects has completed the company's first drilling platform removal in the North Sea. The drilling platform operator Wintershall AG has awarded Smit the contract on the basis of competitive price and a novel turnkey solution. The 1,600-metric ton sheerleg barge Taklift 4 was mobilized to remove the drilling platform, K10-V. The platform's top sides weighed 800 metric tons, and the jacket 700 metric tons. The deck will be reused for a new development, while the jacket has been scrapped.


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