Allseas Group News

18 Feb 2020

Allseas: No Plans to Resume Nord Stream 2 Work

(Photo: Allseas)

Swiss-Dutch company Allseas Group said it has no plans to resume laying pipes for Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Monday.Russia said it has its own vessel to complete the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany after Washington placed sanctions on the project.(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh, editing by Louise Heavens)

05 Sep 2019

WFS Subsea System for Allseas

Image: WFS Technologies

Allseas Group, the offshore pipeline installation contractor, has chosen WFS Technologies’ new Seatooth Pipelogger for the real time measurement of process temperature on a subsea pipeline system which they have installed recently.WFS, the player in subsea wireless automation, Subsea Internet of Things (SIoT) and Subsea Cloud Computing Networks (SCCNs) said that the pipeline system is designed to have a total gas throughput capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters per year.WFS Technologies’ Pipelogger is a real-time…

19 Nov 2018

TurkStream Gas Conduit Offshore Section Complete

Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel. Photo: Information Directorate, Gazprom

The pipe-laying vessel  Pioneering Spirit pipelaying vessel completed the construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea. The TurkStream pipeline will carry Russian gas across the Black Sea to Turkey.The command to weld the final joint of the gas pipeline’s second string was given by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey.“Construction of TurkStream – a new gas pipeline connecting Russia and Turkey via the Black Sea – is entering its final stage.

21 Mar 2018

PD&MS Group Wins $14m in Decommissioning Work

PD&MS Group CEO Simon Rio. (Photo: PD&MS)

PD&MS Group secured a trio of contracts worth more than $14 million across three major North Sea late-life projects in the last six months. The latest award for the Aberdeen-headquartered company is a multimillion-pound contract from Spirit Energy to decommission the topsides on two of its unmanned Morecambe Bay gas field drilling platforms, located in the East Irish Sea. PD&MS is currently supporting similar decommissioning projects of North Sea installations for two major operators through offshore heavy lift contractor, Allseas Group S.A.

21 Jul 2017

Standard Club Establishes New Offshore Advisory Committee

Logo: The Standard Club

The Standard Club is driving developments in offshore P&I with the launch of the Standard Club Offshore Advisory Committee (SCOAC). SCOAC aims to analyse offshore trends, assist the club in further understanding and disseminating industry best-practice and develop new strategies to provide a focused direction for the benefit of the club’s offshore membership. The committee consists of leading offshore players including Allseas Group, Bumi Armada, Floatel International, Nortrans Offshore, Saipem, SBM Offshore and Subsea 7 – all members of The Standard Club.

26 Jan 2015

World's Largest Ship Sparks Outrage

Pieter Schelte (Pic: Allseas Group)

Jewish groups in the Netherlands and Britain have reacted with rage and despair at the arrival in Rotterdam of the world's biggest ship, the Pieter Schelte, named after a Dutch officer in the Waffen-SS. The Pieter Schelte, which is so big it can lift oil rigs out of the water, is docked in Rotterdam after being constructed at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. A statement from Jonathan Arkush, the vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews…

12 Jan 2015

Great Ships of 2014: Allseas’ Pieter Schelte

Pieter Schelte at Daewoo shipyard

In a word, Pieter Schelte is BIG. Founded in 1985, Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. is specialized in offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction. The company employs more than 2,500 people worldwide and operates a fleet of specialized, in-house designed and developed pipelay and support vessels. The company is known for its daring and imagination in ship design and technological innovation. The newest Allseas vessel, Pieter Schelte, is a huge ship, composed of two super-tanker hulls connected by a wide central work platform or slot, much like a catamaran.

16 Dec 2014

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Chosen for Pieter Schelte

Allseas Group, owners of the world’s largest construction vessel Pieter Schelte have commissioned Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system has been selected by the Swiss-based Allseas Group for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte. Built by Daewoo Heavy Industries in South Korea, at 382 meters long and 124 meters wide, Pieter Schelte is almost as long as the Empire State Building and as wide as London’s Big Ben is tall. When complete early next year, the vessel will be able to lift loads of 48…

05 Nov 2014

SpeedCast Delivers Custom Solution to Allseas

Pieter Schelte (Image: Allseas)

Satellite telecommunications service provider SpeedCast International Limited has been awarded a satellite service contract by Allseas Group S.A., an offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction company. The contract covers Allseas’ flagship vessel, the Pieter Schelte, one the world’s largest ships, which took to the seas for the first time for sea trials in September. The satellite service provides broadband connectivity for mission-critical communications between the vessel and the land-based operations.

02 Sep 2014

Chloropac Anti-Fouling Selected for Largest Decommissioning Vessel

Pieter Schelte, the world’s largest decommissioning and pipe laying vessel

Allseas Group S.A., a global offshore pipe installation and subsea construction company, has selected Evoqua Water Technologies’ Chloropac electrochlorination system to protect onboard cooling water for Pieter Schelte, the world’s largest decommissioning and pipe laying vessel. The Chloropac system will protect the 382-meter long, 124-meter wide vessel’s onboard piping and equipment from marine fouling, which occurs when sea water is used in onboard processes such as a ship’s cooling systems and air conditioning.

22 May 2013

Colfax to Supply Pumps for Massive Heavy-lifting Ship

Nearly 100 Allweiler pumps of the SNF series will pump hydraulic oil in a shipborne system capable of lifting up to 48,000 tons for the purpose of decommissioning offshore platforms. (Image: Allweiler GmbH)

Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation, was awarded a contract as the exclusive supplier of hydraulic pumps for a ship capable of lifting the topside structures from offshore platforms. With a lifting capacity of up to 48,000 tons, the ship will remove topsides in one piece and transport them to land for deconstruction. The screw pumps are valued at €600,000 and are specially designed to deliver the high pumping capacity needed for the project. The catamaran Pieter…

16 Oct 2012

IT Network for World's Largest Offshore Construction Vessel

SAM Electronics of Hamburg, an L-3 company, has been awarded a major contract for supply and installation of a comprehensive IT network and associated equipment aboard Pieter Schelte, the €1.3 billion dynamically-positioned platform installation-decommissioning and pipelay vessel being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea on behalf of Swiss-based Allseas Group SA. Expected to begin worldwide service in 2014, and with a length of 382m and width of 117m, Pieter Schelte will be the world’s largest vessel of its type. It will have a topside lift capacity of 48,000 tons, a jack lift capability of 25,000 tons and a pipelay tension proficiency of 2,000 tons, effectively doubling the capability of the world’s current largest pipelay vessel, Allseas’ Solitaire.

20 Jun 2012

Rolls-Royce to Power The World’s Largest Construction Vessel

Rolls-Royce has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters to the world’s largest construction vessel, currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas Group. The contract is worth around £18 million and is the largest ever Rolls-Royce thruster order for a single vessel. The thrusters rotate 360 degrees and propel and position the ship, which measures 382 metres in length and 117 metres in width. Named Pieter Schelte…

19 Jun 2012

Rolls-Royce Powers World's Largest Construction Vessel

Pieter Schelte

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters to the world’s largest construction vessel, currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas Group. The contract is worth around £18 million and is the largest ever Rolls-Royce thruster order for a single vessel. The thrusters rotate 360 degrees and propel and position the ship, which measures 382 metres in length and 117 metres in width.

19 Jun 2012

World's Largest Constuction Vessel to be RR Powered

The vessel is being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas Group. The contract is worth around £18 million and is the largest ever Rolls-Royce thruster order for a single vessel. The thrusters rotate 360 degrees and propel and position the ship, which measures 382 metres in length and 117 metres in width. Named Pieter Schelte, the ship is due to enter into service in 2014 and will carry out installation and decommissioning of oil and gas platforms and pipeline installation projects worldwide. Kari Välimaa, Rolls-Royce, Operations Director- Finland, said: “We are delighted to deliver our largest ever thruster order to power this record-breaking vessel.

18 Nov 2004

Keppel Verolme Wins $26M Conversion Contract

Keppel Verolme BV, a member of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. of Singapore has secured an agreement with Solitaire Marine Contractors S.A., a subsidiary of Allseas Group S.A. of Switzerland, for the $26 million conversion of the pipelay vessel (PLV), Solitaire. This contract entrenches Keppel Verolme’s position as the provider of choice for the North Sea and West African markets. Said Mr Tong Chong Heong, Managing Director/COO of Keppel Offshore & Marine, "The North Sea holds Europe's largest oil and natural gas reserves and is one of the world's key non-OPEC producing regions. "This contract for the conversion of Solitaire is testament to Keppel Verolme's position as one of the leading yards for the conversion and upgrade of offshore vessels in the North Sea.

15 Aug 2007

IMCA Holds Fundraiser for World Maritime University

A grand total of $5,014 was raised for the World Maritime University (WMU) when the International Marine Contractors Association Ball (IMCA) held its annual midsummer charity ball at Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire. The students who graduated in 2006 brought the total of WMU graduates to almost 2,300 from 151 countries around the world. About 39% are from Asia, 29% from Africa; 13% from Latin America and the Caribbean, 13% from the Middle East & North Africa; and 6% from Europe and North America. During the course of the Midsummer Ball, IMCA’s President, Knut Boe of Technip presented his predecessor Frits Janmaat of the Allseas Group, with a framed picture as a memento and in recognition of his valued contribution as IMCA President during 2005 and 2006.

29 Jun 2007

MAN Diesel Engines to Power Mega Vessel

The Offshore Division of MAN Diesel, based in Frederikshavn, Denmark, has extended its phase of growth. The new order calls for the supply of generator sets with a combined output of almost 95 MW for what will be, dimensionally, the largest vessel in existence and will include working functions which also set world records in their specialist field. Moreover, the contract will also involve the first vee-configuration engines to be produced in MAN Diesel’s new four-stroke medium-speed engine series, the 560 kW per cylinder 32/44 CR with common-rail fuel-injection technology. This new mega-vessel has been ordered by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A., an offshore installation contractor, and is a twin-hull construction with main dimensions 1,181 ft. long by 383 ft. wide.

28 Jun 2007

MAN Diesel Engines to Power World’s Largest Vessel

The Offshore Division of MAN Diesel received the order for the supply of generator sets with a combined output of almost 95 MW for what will be, dimensionally, the largest vessel in existence, and will include working functions which also set world records in their specialist field. The contract will also involve the first V-configuration engines to be produced in MAN Diesel’s new four-stroke medium-speed engine series, the 560 kW per cylinder 32/44 CR with commonrail fuel-injection technology. This new mega-vessel has been ordered by the Swissbased Allseas Group S.A., an offshore installation contractor, and is a twin-hull construction with main dimensions 1181 ft. (360 m) long by 383.8 ft. (117 m) wide.