The final module of the Johan Sverdrup riser platform was lifted into place. With this, the primary of 4 topsides of the subsequent North Sea large has been put in.
“It’s a particular feeling to see the primary Johan Sverdrup platform in place, even a couple of days forward of the plan set greater than three years in the past – all with none severe incidents alongside the best way. This is a testomony to the prime quality in execution of the undertaking to this point, which once more is a results of the great collaboration between hundreds of individuals at our suppliers, companions and Statoil”, says senior vp for Johan Sverdrup, Kjetel Digre.
The riser platform – the primary of 4 platforms to be put in within the first part of the undertaking – handles all exports of oil and fuel from the Johan Sverdrup subject. The energy converter, which is able to allow the Johan Sverdrup subject to be powered with renewable electrical energy from shore, may also be situated on the platform.
This makes the riser platform a very central piece of the Johan Sverdrup subject middle. Not solely will oil and fuel value greater than NOK 350 million move day by day by way of the platform at peak manufacturing (primarily based on present oil worth of round USD 70 per barrel and a manufacturing of 660,000 barrels per day), however energy from shore may also make Johan Sverdrup one of the carbon environment friendly fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The riser platform topside was constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries in three modules, primarily based on the design and engineering of Aker Solutions. Steel reduce befell on the yard in South Korea on 30 June 2016. Only 19 months later, in February 2018, the Dockwise White Marlin with two principal modules onboard set sail in the direction of Norway. Three weeks later, the third and last principal module adopted swimsuit on the Dockwise Mighty Servant three.
Once the vessels had safely arrived on the vacation spot within the North Sea, all of the items of the platform puzzle have been lifted in place by the heavy-lift vessel Thialf of Heerema Marine Contractors.
The set up of the riser platform marks the start of one of the hectic set up packages ever for a undertaking in Statoil. More than 400 km of pipelines, 200 km of energy cables, the drilling platform, two jackets and a bridge, shall be put in in the course of the subsequent weeks and months. (Source: Staotoil – Image: Roar Lindefjeld/Statoil)
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