Sleipnir sets 15,300 tonne lift record

By Alex Dahm09 September 2019

Sleipnir installing the 15,300 tonne Leviathan topsides as a world record lift

Sleipnir installing the 15,300 tonne Leviathan topsides in a world record lift

Heerema’s Sleipnir crane vessel made a record 15,300 tonne lift over the weekend of 7 and 8 September.

Sleipnir was used to install a topsides module for the Noble Energy Leviathan gas field development in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. Dutch marine contractor Heerema, owner of Sleipnir, claimed it as a new world record lift by a crane vessel. It was the larger of two main topsides lifted in by Sleipnir. Total weight was 24,500 tonnes. Both lifts were completed in less than 20 hours, Heerema said.

Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, Heerema CEO, said, “We are very proud of this achievement. Sleipnir is a unique vessel. It is LNG powered and thus climate friendly. And our client enjoys the benefits. Because lifting larger modules means less time involved and therefore a smaller budget will suffice for a job.”

Sleipnir with the Leviathan platform over the weekend of 7 and 8 September 2019

Sleipnir with the Leviathan platform over the weekend of 7 and 8 September 2019

Sleipnir is a new semi-submersible super heavy lift crane vessel with capacity of 20,000 tonnes on two revolving cranes. It is used to install and remove large modules. For installation there is less time needed working offshore with complete modules because they have already been commissioned. It saves time and money.

Both of Sleipnir's 10,000 tonne cranes installing the Leviathan topsides

Both of Sleipnir’s 10,000 tonne cranes installing the Leviathan topsides

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