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Marine / Video shows process of transferring oil rig jacket ashore

Pioneering Spirit at Dales Voe. Photo: Chris Cope/Shetland News

VIDEO footage has been released of the operation to transfer the large Ninian Northern jacket ashore at Dales Voe.

The 8,500 tonne structure was taken towards land by the world’s largest construction vessel, the Pioneering Spirit, in April.

The structure was then transferred to a barge before it was loaded into a heavy-duty pad at Dales Voe.

The jacket is being decommissioned at Dales Voe by the Veolia and Peterson partnership.

The Ninian Northern platform topside was previously decommissioned there by the same partnership.

Lerwick Port Authority chief executive Captain Calum Grains said: “The second successful visit by Pioneering Spirit highlights another example of the deep-water harbour’s capacity and facilities to handle large vessels and major projects for energy industries and points the way to future operations.”