Aibel ticks another milestone for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup platform
- Project & Tenders
Norwegian contractor Aibel has ticked off another milestone in the construction of the P2 platform modules for the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup project located offshore Norway.
Aibel said on Monday that the first deck of the Utility Process Module (UPM) for the P2 platform, being built in Haugesund, was completed on Friday, February 21. The P2 module is being constructed in The North Sea Hall.
Stig Jessen, Aibel’s project director for Johan Sverdrup, said: “We are now 50% finished and are in the final stages of our design where we have soon released 50,000 drawings. This module is the very heart of the platform, it weighs 5700 tons and is very complex. That’s why we chose to build it here in Haugesund, to make sure we’ll finish on time and with the high quality needed in a weather-hard environment in the North Sea.”
Deputy Mayor of Haugesund, Trine Stokland, congratulated Aibel on behalf of the municipality: “You are in possession of very many strong hands and wise heads in combination with world-class technology. The Johan Sverdrup P2 project is a good example of this.”
Equinor’s project director for P2, Ståle Nordahl, said: “It is no coincidence that the Johan Sverdrup P2 platform is being built at Aibel, and it is with pride that the fifth platform for the large Johan Sverdrup field is now taking shape precisely here in Haugesund.”
Aibel’s construction manager for Johan Sverdrup, Bjørn Pedersen, said that the project is on schedule in relation to the delivery.
At the moment, 3,500 people are working to finalize the three modules (MSF, UPM, and HVDC) that make up the 25,000-ton P2 platform.
The modules will be assembled in March next year. The platform is scheduled to set sail to the Johan Sverdrup field in January 2022.
It is worth reminding that Aibel last December also completed the first deck for the Main Support Frame (MSF) module for Johan Sverdrup’s P2 process platform. The MSF module is being built by Aibel’s yard in Thailand.
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