Norway's Det norske oljeselskap ASA reported that the platform deck for the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea was completed at the yard in Singapore on Sunday and will sail away to Norway shortly. The platform deck was delivered on budget and on time, which entails that the field development is on track for start-up of production on Dec. 1.
“The Ivar Aasen field is a very important development on the Norwegian shelf and for Det norske as operator. We are thus very pleased to complete the platform deck on budget and on the agreed time. The work that has been carried out in Singapore is of very high quality, and this project is an example of a successful global supplier collaboration for creating value on the Norwegian shelf,” says Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of Det norske.
The platform deck has now been moved from SMOE’s yard area to the Cosco vessel the Xiang Rui Kou, which will transport the installation to the Ivar Aasen field located on the Utsira Height in the North Sea. On the Utsira Height, the platform deck will be lifted onto the jacket, which has been constructed in Sardinia, and the living quarters, which were built at Stord.
“At the most, more than 2,300 persons representing 35 nationalities have been working with the project. After close to 15 million working hours no serious incidents have been registered, which we are very proud of. We have had a good, close collaboration between Det norske as operator and the SMOE company Sembawang, where we are delivering on budget and without serious personal injuries,” says Project Manager for the platform deck Snorre Fossum.
The platform deck for Ivar Aasen will be sailed away from port in Singapore in early June and will arrive in Norway one month later.
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