Following a vehement opposition, Swiss-based Allseas Group SA has decided to change the name of the world’s largest offshore vessel – Pieter Schelte to Pioneering Spirit.
The finishing touches are being added to the world’s largest vessel, Allseas’ Pieter Schelte, at the port of Rotterdam over the next few months. The building of the heavy lift and pipelay vessel has been and continues to be one of Lloyd’s Register’s most ambitious and complex projects.
The world’s largest offshore vessel, Allseas’ platform installation/ removal and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte, has commenced sea trials near Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.
‘Pieter Schelte’, the biggest vessel in the world, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement to this effect. The plan is for ‘Pieter Schelte’ to arrive in Rotterdam at the end of 2014.