After spending yesterday circling off the approcahes due to high winds, the Forte pulled into anchorage 1 this morning with the Jack up Rig Noble Regina Allen aboard. In the coming days she will be floated off, and likely jack up off Woodside.
The Noble Regina Allen will be used to decommission the Sable offshore gas field, and capping the wells. the work is expected to take up to two years.
Currently scheduled to arrive at noon, the Dockwise semi-submersible heavy lift ship Forte is scheduled to arrive this afternoon with the Jack-up rig Noble Regina Allen.
she will likely anchor in anchorage 1, south of Georges Island for the offload.
The Noble Regina Allen will be employed to Decommission the Sable offshore Gas Field.
UPDATE: She is now due 0700 tomorrow. A tall load and strong winds likely made harbour entry ill advised. She is However slowely circling off the pilot station.
Zim Virginia and Maersk Patras at Pier 41 and 42 respectively.
Talisman rotated 180 degrees to faclitate removing deck mountings from the other side of the vessel.
Updated: The Fog Cleared.
The Dockwise vessel TALISMAN arrived this morning and tied up at Pier 30/31.
She had Cargo On deck, but it was not clear through the fog what it was. She appers to have rigging to load cargo, however is otherwise empty. AIS Data lists her final destination as MULGRAVE (Located in the Straight of Canso, Across from Port Hawksbury) on the 25th.
UPDATE (06/30): The Deep Panuke Project Floating Production Platform was built offshore and delivered this week. Talisman is likely here to remove deck lashings and get ready for her next job.
Dockwise’s M/V Triumph arrived this past Wendsday evening and anchored mid harbour (Anchorage 6) as Chumel was still ocuppying Anchorage 1. Anchorage 1 is favorored for its large manuvering area, espically the area off Ives Knowl for its deep water, which ranges from 26m to 37m deep.
With Chumel sailing on Thursday, Triumph Moved to Anchorage 1 on Friday Morning, and Loaded the Rowan Gorilla III. (which had returned to Halifax after completing drilling for the Deep Panuke Project, and had been Tied up at Woodside) Saturday.
The Pilot boat about to board the pilot on the Inbound Atlantic Companion, Dockwise Target at Anchor, and HMCS Corner Brooke outbound.
Formerly a Crude Oil Carrier, modified now as a Submersible heavy lift vessel.
Arrived with a drilling platform Rowan Gorilla 3 to Anchorage 1. Currently with 8 cables (8/10ths of a nautical mile) of Anchor Chain (Rode)
The rig will complete six months of work for Canadian Natural Resources starting in the third quarter of 2009. The work was valued at $55 million.
M/V swan, Sister ship of Tern, which was in halifax earlier in the month to move HMCS Chicoutimi, has arrived with the Brand New Seajacks Kraken, which is on contract for the Sable project.
fromOffshore Shipping Online:
“Seajacks has confirmed that it has signed the final contract with ExxonMobil Canada for Seajacks Kraken to work as an offshore accommodation unit for the Sable Project offshore Nova Scotia, starting in May 2009 for a 4-5 months period.
Seajacks Kraken is currently being constructed at Lamprell in Dubai and is on schedule for delivery in February 2009.”
On her way to the Dockwise Tern, Currently in Bedford Basin, the take the Chicoutimi to Victoria for repairs.
Coverage to continue through out the day.