The Swiss-based firm said the new ship would also be able to remove all platform topsides in the North Sea, which is currently beyond the capabilities of Pieter Schelte. As well as decommissioning, the vessel is also designed for the worldwide installation of very large topsides.

The ship will have a width of 160m (the Pieter Schelte) is 124m wide. The vessel will be operational in 2020.