[VIDEO] Aker BP, Allseas remove Valhall QP jacket
The removal of the jacket on Valhall QP has been completed by Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit and Aker Solutions in Stord recently.
Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit crane-lifted the 2500-tonne Valhall QP lower jacket out of the water using in-house designed, fabricated and installed lifting tools.
Allseas reminded the the 800-tonne upper jacket was removed a week prior.
Machinefabriek Schaap cut, machined and assembled the hooks from 690 grade steel leftover from the JLS beams. Allseas Fabrication delivered the spreader bars and hook integration with lifting/operating frames and hydraulics.
Design and procedures were drawn up by a team from Allseas’ Heavy Lift and Innovations Departments.
Cuts to the jacket legs and holes for the hooks were performed by Oceanic, with the vessel providing ROV support.
Aker BP noted in a brief statement through its social media channels that the removed jacket is on its way to Stord for recycling.
As much as 100 percent of the steel is recycled. The removal work is part of developing the Valhall field center to produce up to 2 billion oil equivalents.
A short video of the removal project released by Aker BP can be viewed below.