Fully assembled and examined, the topside for the Johan Sverdrup processing platform left the Samsung Heavy Industries yard on time, under funds and with no critical incidents.
“The Johan Sverdrup venture has been on a formidable enchancment journey the previous few years, principally due to top quality within the execution part. This has additionally been a defining attribute of the supply of the processing topside presently en route from South Korea to Norway,” says Trond Bokn, senior vp for the Johan Sverdrup improvement.
Aker Solutions has been accountable for engineering and procurement administration for the 2 topsides, whereas Samsung Heavy Industries has been accountable for development of the riser platform and now the processing platform for the Johan Sverdrup area.
The riser topside was constructed in report time and under funds and sailed from the yard on Geoje Island in February this 12 months. The processing platform has been constructed as a whole topside, and after the precise development part was finalised in May this 12 months, the platform has been topic to numerous exams to finish the processing facility to the fullest extent attainable earlier than set up offshore on the Johan Sverdrup area subsequent spring.
“Having constructed this as a whole topside gave us a novel alternative to check loads of methods that we usually wouldn’t have been capable of take a look at previous to set up offshore. This has given us a greater image of the standard of the work undertaken and helps safeguard the plan in the direction of start-up of the sector subsequent 12 months,” says Jill Sale, venture supervisor for the processing platform and accountable for the Johan Sverdrup venture in South Korea.
The processing platform is now crusing to Norway on board Boskalis Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy-transport vessel.
The topside is heading for the Kværner yard on Stord the place two pedestal cranes shall be mounted, and additional preparations shall be made, earlier than it’s to be lifted into place on the Johan Sverdrup area in a single single raise by the Pioneering Spirit vessel within the spring of 2019.
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