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A truly remarkable feat was achieved on April 28, when the Allseas single-lift installation, decommissioning and pipelay vessel, Pioneering Spirit, set a world lifting record by removing the topsides of Shell UK’s Brent Delta platform from the North Sea. Removed in one piece, the 24,000-tonne topsides are the word’s heaviest, single offshore lift in history.

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