Morecambe Bay

General information

Client Spirit Energy 
Project Morecambe Bay 
Year 2021 (topsides) / 2023 (jackets) 
Location Irish Sea (UK sector) 
Vessels Pioneering Spirit, Oceanic 
Max. water depth 22 m

Scope of work

  • Engineering, preparation, single-lift removal and disposal of DP3 and DP4 platforms (6500-t topsides and 4500-t jackets)
  • Design, fabrication and installation of lifting aids (horseshoes), reinforcements, lift points, grillage and sea-fastening
  • Platform preparations (including cutting and removal of risers, caissons and conductors, cutting of platform legs and strengthening of topsides)
  • Removal and disposal of subsea infrastructure (mattresses, spools, cables, umbilicals and anti-scour frames)

Project specials

  • First platform removal job in Irish Sea
  • Extensive subsea scope (>180 lifts)
  • High tidal current
  • Reduced sea state due to shallow water (22 m)