Aibel Starts Construction of Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform

Aibel has commenced the construction of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform at its yard in Haugesund, Norway.

The topsides for the project will consist of three modules, one of which will be built in Haugesund, one at the Deeline yard in Thailand, and one at Nymo’s yard in Grimstad. The modules will be assembled at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund in the autumn of 2017, before the platform is installed on the field in 2018. Aibel was awarded the construction contract by Statoil in February 2015.

Statoil’s Senior Vice President for the Johan Sverdrup project, Kjetel Digre, commented in a company statement:

“Aibel won the contract for the construction of the drilling platform about one year ago. Following an extensive planning and engineering process it feels good to start the construction of the first of four topside structures for the Johan Sverdrup project.

“More than 14,000 people are involved in the Johan Sverdrup project on a daily basis in 2016, 1,000 of them working for Aibel in Norway. We now see the effect of Norwegian industry being competitive, winning most of the principal contracts and equipment deliveries for Johan Sverdrup. We are dependent on all of these people to successfully deliver the project on time, to the required quality, and above all, without any HSE incidents.”

“The most complex platform on the Johan Sverdrup field the drilling platform will come on stream at the end of 2018. We will then start phasing in the pre-drilled wells before production from the field commences at the end of 2019.” 



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