With the assistance of five tugs, among which Waterman and Watergeus could be spotted, the 141 meter high colossus was towed into Eemshaven where it will stay indefinitely.
The drilling platform had been exploited by Wintershall-Noble Drilling, location UK sector 49/4a Chiswick in the North-sea but after the contract was not extended, the Russian owner will take the drilling platform back.
Since the platform has been working for Noble Drilling for quite some time, the platform is filled with company possessions.
Dismantling the platform was also an option. Global decided to take the material off the platform in Eemshaven since this port is not much farther away from it’s drilling location than Rotterdam.
Also similar experiences with other drilling platforms made the Russian owners decide for Eemshaven.
Towage from the location in the North-sea was done by German tugs: Taurus and Bugsier 20 and the Belgian tug Union Sapphire. As from the Wester-eems buoy the two Wagenborg tugs Waterman and Watergeus joined this exceptional transport.
Depending on its next task, for now it is uncertain for how long this drilling platform will be setting the scene in the North Groningen country side.