VIDEO: Asgard Subsea Gas Compression Template Sailaway
The 1800-tonne subsea template for the Åsgard subsea gas compression pioneering project is en route from the shipyard in Egersund to the Åsgard field.
The steel frame will in the next two weeks be installed on the Åsgard field seabed to form the base of the world’s first subsea gas compression facility. It is the largest template manufactured by Aker Solutions, measuring 74 metres in length, 45 metres in width and 26 metres in height.
The Åsgard subsea gas compression facility is set to go on stream in 2015 after two 11.5-megawatt compressors are installed. The facility will boost declining gas pressures at the Midgard and Mikkel satellite fields in the Norwegian Sea.
The project is operated by Statoil and delivered by Aker Solutions.
Subsea World News Staff, June 21, 2013; Image: Statoil