Kvaerner: Edvard Grieg topside ready for delivery

Norway’s Kvaerner has informed that the 22 000 tonnes topside for the new offshore platform for the Lundin-operated Edvard Grieg field is ready for delivery.

The next phase for the topside is preparations for tow-out and hook-up of all systems before production starts from the field, offshore Norway.

Kvaerner has under a separate EPC contract also delivered the steel jacket substructure for the Edvard Grieg platform. The 14 500 tonnes structure was delivered in the spring of 2014 from Kvaerner’s facilities for steel jackets in Verdal, Norway.

“This has been a demanding project but we have kept the milestones all the way, and we are proud of completing Edvard Grieg at the exact time agreed with Lundin Norway three years ago.

The topside is not only delivered on time but also to agreed quality and exceptionally little outstanding work. This is another demonstration of Kvaerner’s and the Norwegian supplier industry’s ability to execute large, complex projects without expensive quality errors and delays,” says Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO of Kvaerner.

The topside consists of a main deck module, a combined utility module and living quarters, a process module and a flare tower. The main deck module and the combined utility module and living quarters have both been moved to barges at Stord, ready for tow-out to the field.

The process module is also ready on a barge at Aker Solutions in Egersund, Norway, and the flare tower is completed and ready for delivery directly offshore from the subcontractor in Poland. The modules for the topside will be towed to field and lifted in place on top of the steel jacket in three separate lifts. Kvaerner will assist Lundin with offshore hook up and completion during the summer and into the fall. The production is expected to reach a peak of 100 000 barrels a day.

The oil will be processed and transported through a new pipeline to the Grane field and further via Grane’s piping to the Sture terminal. Lundin Norway AS is operator and owns 50 percent of the license. The other partners are Wintershall Norway with 15 percent, OMV Norway with 20 percent and Statoil with 15 percent.

Related news

Latest news

New contract: Windcat 41 - no 17 in the Servogear series

Servogear announces the signing of a new contract with Windcat Workboats BV for the delivery of Servogear Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP)  for their new vessel Windcat 41. 

Seacat Enterprise to be launched January 12th

Seacat Services, is preparing to launch its first High Speed Utility Vessel (HSUV), Seacat Enterprise at January 12th.

Norsafe Signs Contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st December, Norsafe signed yet another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats.

A Unique Second-generation Tomograph is Developed

A new gamma-ray tomograph designed to image up to 4” diameter pipes, is developed by CMR Prototech for the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Canada.

Sohome launches a new website

Sohome has launched a new website that makes it easier to find key information. 

Sohome AS receives orders for Johan Sverdrup Project

Sohome AS is proud to be a sub-contractor to Intelecom AS for the Johan Sverdrup Project. 

New 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart and Planning table passes Type Approval testing

Most advanced maritime display system ever produced, the 55'' Ultra High Definition Chart & Planning table, enables Integrated Bridge System manufacturers to develop new multi-data solutions.

Norsafe's experience in the Polar Code Pays Off

In readiness for the introduction of the Polar code, Norsafe has become the first LSA supplier to have executed full scale tests and trials 

Øglænd System Group winner of Business of the Year Award

Øglænd System Group won the Business of the Year Award in the Stavanger-region 2016.