Brent Charlie topsides removal

General information

Client Shell UK 
Project Brent Charlie topsides removal 
Year 2024 
Location UK North Sea 
Vessels Pioneering Spirit, Oceanic 
Max. water depth 140 m

Scope of work

  • Engineering, preparation and removal of the ~30,000 t Brent Charlie topsides
  • Removal of conductors
  • Pre-lift preparation work including design of under deck lift points and strengthening of the module support frame
  • Cutting of the platform legs
  • Design and fabrication of lifting yokes, support stools and grillage
  • Transfer of topsides from Pioneering Spirit to Iron Lady  and load-in to dismantling yard (Hartlepool, UK)

Project specials

  • Heaviest offshore platform single-lift removal in history
  • Concludes Brent topsides removals campaign (all 4 topsides: Delta (2017), Bravo (2018) & Alpha (2020)
  • Design, fabrication and installation of leg support structures and GBS concrete leg covers