Timeline

2016

  • Pieter Schelte  arrives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 8 January 2015
  • Pieter Schelte  renamed Pioneering Spirit
  • Statoil awards Allseas an installation contract for three topsides for the Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian North Sea
  • Pioneering Spirit  christened in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 27 February 2015
  • Allseas celebrates its 30th anniversary

2015

2014

  • Allseas announces plans to build Amazing Grace, a single-lift vessel larger than Pieter Schelte
  • Opens a new fabrication yard in Heusden, the Netherlands
  • Shell awards Allseas the contract for removal of the Brent field platforms

2013

  • Allseas opens fabrication a yard in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, and an Innovations office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

2012

  • Allseas acquires long-time Dutch supplier Machinefabriek Schaap
  • First steel cut for Pieter Schelte  at the Daewoo shipyard

2011

2010

2009

  • Allseas installs 150 km of umbilical on the Reliance KGD6 project offshore India
  • Becomes the world’s first vessel owner to equip its fleet with heavy arms in protection of its crew

2008

  • Audacia  starts her first project in the North Sea for Shell
  • Allseas announces plans to build Pieter Schelte

2007

  • Audacia  conversion gets underway in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Solitaire  and  Lorelay  set new depth records, laying 8-inch and 10-inch pipes in 2775 m and a 24-inch pipe in 2550 m water depth in the Gulf of Mexico

2006

  • Calamity Jane  conversion commences in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 10,000 km of pipeline laid and 2800 km trenched since 1986
  • Solitaire  undergoes a major upgrade to increase her pipelay capability for greater water depths and heavier pipes

2005

  • Execution of first project in the Persian Gulf

2004

  • Allseas opens office in Perth, Australia
  • Solitaire  sets a new world record, laying 9.3 km of 20-inch pipe in 24 hours

2003

  • Allseas develops a dual-head welding system for Phoenix
  • Tog Mor  lays her first pipe, offshore Ireland
  • Solitaire  sets a new depth record on the Shell Nakika project, reaching 1920 m

2002

  • Tog Mor  conversion gets underway in Rotterdam

2001

  • Execution of first project offshore South East Asia

2000

  • Execution of first project offshore Canada
  • Contractor with highest number of kilometers of pipe installed in the Gulf of Mexico in this year

1999

  • Solitaire  completes her first project: Statoil Europipe II in the North Sea

1998

  • Solitaire  christened, becoming the largest pipelay vessel in the world

1997

  • Lorelay  sets a new world record for deepwater pipeline installation, laying a 12-inch rigid steel pipe in 1650 m of water for Shell on the Mensa project
  • Solitaire  arrives in Newcastle for completion

1996

  • Lorelay  lays the Auger pipeline for Shell, her first deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 2000 km pipeline laid and over 1000 km trenched since 1986

1995

  • Allseas opens a USA office in Houston, USA

1994

  • Allseas’ automatic welding system Phoenix, developed wholly in-house, becomes operational
  • Solitaire  conversion gets underway in Singapore

1993

  • Purchase of Trentwood  for conversion to Solitaire
  • Opening of the Delft office

1992

  • Lorelay  lays the Santa Ynez pipeline for Exxon offshore California in the Pacific Ocean, Allseas’ first USA project

1991

  • Opens office in Essen, Belgium

1990

  • Allseas launches Trenchsetter, a DP support vessel for Allseas’ mechanical subsea pipeline trencher Digging Donald
  • Allseas executes the Mossgas project in South Africa, Allseas’ first contract outside the North Sea

1989

  • Allseas acquires a prominent position in the North Sea pipelay market

1988

  • Allseas launches the concept for Pieter Schelte, a platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel

1987

  • Lorelay  executes Allseas’ first pipelay contract, for Unocal in the North Sea

1986

  • Allseas, founded in January 1985,  opens offices in Châtel Saint-Denis, Switzerland, and The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Allseas invents the concept of pipelaying on DP (dynamic positioning)  and builds Lorelay, the world’s first DP pipelay vessel

1985