A significant oil drilling system has passed underneath the Forth bridges in the Firth of Forth right after getting offloaded by the world’s most significant building vessel.
The 382-metre-extensive Allseas‘ Pioneering Spirit transferred its substantial cargo of a topside drilling system onto a 200-metre-extensive cargo barge called the Iron Woman, in accordance to the Every day Mail.
The second section of the two-day procedure saw the cargo barge staying towed apparent of the Pioneering Spirit and passing under the a few Forth bridges with the drilling rig – which is staying decommissioned – on its deck.
Stuart Wallace, Forth Ports chief working officer, says: “Watching the Iron Lady towed securely into the Port of Rosyth by our tugs in opposition to the backdrop of all a few Forth crossings was a bit special.”
Subsequent its berthing along with at the Port of Rosyth in Fife, Scotland, the barge is scheduled to continue to be at the port for around 6 months just before becoming towed back again east along the river to the Electrical power Park Fife in Methil in which its cargo will be unloaded for decommissioning.