Kvaerner to upend Aasta Hansteen

OE Staff
Friday, January 17, 2014

Technip Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract for the fjord base and support services related to the upending and make-ready for mating operations of the substructure for the Aasta Hansteen spar platform (pictured at right).

Kvaerner's scope includes providing services and assistance to Technip during mooring, upending, ballasting, installation of predefined equipment, and preparation of the Aasta Hansteen spar for mating with the topside.

The mooring site will be in Digernessundet, an established deepwater site near Kvaerner's yard at Stord, Norway. 

The spar is scheduled to arrive at Stord in late summer 2015. The spar shall be ready for mating at year end 2015. 

At 198m-long, Aasta Hansteen will be the world's largest spar platform, and the first of its kind on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Statoil has contracted Technip and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), in a consortium, to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) the Aasta Hansteen spar substructure.

The spar hull will be engineered by Technip  in Houston, and fabricated by HHI in Ulsan, Korea. The hull will be transported on a heavy-lift carrier to Kvaerner's facilities at Stord.

Categories: Deepwater Engineering Norway Europe Floating Production Construction Installation Hardware

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