In the offshore industry, there are no small jobs. It is all about big, bigger, biggest. The port of Rotterdam is able to accommodate even the largest, heaviest and most advanced offshore projects. It is for good reason that Allseas has chosen the port of Rotterdam for the final assembly of the Pioneering Spirit, the biggest vessel in the world.
There is no project too big for Rotterdam
Before the end of the year, the Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel in the world will arrive in the port of Rotterdam for its final assembly. Owner Allseas is making optimum use of Rotterdam’s off-the-scale offshore opportunities to finalise the 382-meter long and 124-meter wide vessel.
The largest port in Europe has the advantages of direct, 24/7 access to the North Sea without locks and tide restrictions, deep draft (up to 26 metres), spacious port basins and dedicated offshore facilities. Moreover, the port of Rotterdam offers a complete maritime cluster with world-renowned companies specialised in the offshore supply and production chain. This cluster with a variety of shipyards, breakbulk terminals, warehouses, specialised service providers and industrial companies has all the know-how and necessary infrastructure to manage offshore projects of any size.
Final assembly of Pioneering Spirit will take place in the Alexiahaven.The inner lake of Maasvlakte 2 is a well-sheltered location, which enables work to continue even under less favourable weather conditions in a risk-free, environmental friendly and safe manner. ‘Smaller’ vessels and units measuring up to 100 x 385 metres can berth at the Offshore Facility Calandkanaal. Europe’s largest fleet of floating cranes and sheerlegs can be mobilised anywhere in the port. Shipyards are also able to handle all types of vessels and offshore platforms; the biggest can be served in a 405 x 90 metre megadock.
And most importantly, all companies are dedicated to providing their (offshore) customers with an optimal service. This makes Rotterdam the preferred base for the (de)mobilisation, conversion, storage, assemblage, shipment, production and (de)commissioning of all kind of vessels and offshore units.