The 22,000-tonne Johan Sverdrup drilling topside was lifted into place in a single single elevate on the Johan Sverdrup area final weekend. Equinor and the Johan Sverdrup companions are the primary customers on the planet of this ground-breaking expertise.
On Thursday 31 May the topside for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform sailed from the Aibel yard in Haugesund to Bomlafjorden at Stord.
Here the 22,000-tonne metal construction was transferred from the barge to Pioneering Spirit, the world’s greatest heavy-lift vessel. All set for the eleven-hour journey to the jacket ready for its topside on the Johan Sverdrup area.
After preliminary preparations, the precise set up job took solely three hours. This makes it possible the quickest ever set up of a giant, absolutely accomplished topside. The second of 4 platforms within the first improvement section of the large Johan Sverdrup area is thus put in.
“This is a vital milestone within the Johan Sverdrup set up marketing campaign. Two of the 4 Johan Sverdrup platforms at the moment are in place. The energy cables to the sector had been rolled out final week, and thus far, the set up of Norway’s greatest oil pipeline has gone very nicely, so that is undoubtedly shifting in the best course,” says Trond Bokn, senior vp for Johan Sverdrup at Equinor. (Source and picture: Equinor)
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