World's biggest vessel in extraordinary offshore operation

The huge topside drilling platform for mega-field Johan Sverdrup will be installed in a single lift performed by the world's largest vessel, which is a sight to behold on its own. See the video of the extraordinary lift here.

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The world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit, has arrived in Haugesund, Norway and is ready to receive the newly built topside drilling platform that will be installed on the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field.

The topside, which weighs 22,000 ton and is 147 meters hight, was built at Norwegian yard Aibel and will be loaded onto the Pioneering Spirit Thursday afternoon CET and will be carried out to the enormous North Sea oil field.

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