New FPSO assignment to Aibel

Aibel’s yard in Haugesund has been awarded a significant contract to prepare Teekay’s Petrojarl I FPSO for redeployment.


The Petrojarl 1 FPSO (image: Teekay).

Petrojarl I is expected to arrive at the yard by the end of  August and to remain docked for approx. one month. During this time, Aibel will prepare the FPSO for redeployment at the Atlanta field offshore Brazil later this autumn. The scope includes commissioning and reactivation. 

“This will be a demanding project, but we will benefit from solid expertise and our experiences with similar assignments like the Glen Lyon and Petrojarl Knarr FPSOs. Our track record makes us confident that we will complete this project with great success,” says EVP Modifications and Yard services with Aibel, Bjørn Tollefsen. 

EVP Modifications and Yard Services, Bjørn Tollefsen, (left) and Teekay's representative Joachim Hopland Nilsen shook hands after negotiating the contract. 

The project takes place at the same time as the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform deck is being assembled in Klosterfjorden – and thus has a break of activities in Haugesund. 

“In other words, the assignment for Teekay will ensure full activity at the yard also throughout September,” Tollefsen points out.

Aibel’s project manager, Håkon Falnes, is looking forward to the cooperation with Teekay.  

“We will have a close collaboration with the client throughout the entire project to ensure that the FPSO meets the planned start-up date,” he says.

Published 2017-08-21, 12:00 CET Updated 2017-08-21, 12:00 CET

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Facts

Petrojarl I

  • A newly rebuilt FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Off-loading) that will operate the Atlanta field offshore Brazil.
  • Start-up at the field is expected by Q1 2018.
  • Size: 215 metres long, 32 metres wide.
  • Production capacity: 30,000 barrels of oil per day.