An important milestone

After two and a half years of intensive work, the M40 module for the Dvalin project is now ready for delivery and sail away.

Aibel-Dvalin-M40-LoadOut-120719-6280.jpgFrom the load out of the M40 module on 12 July (all images Øyvind Sætre / Aibel).

Both management, employees, customers and suppliers were present during the sail away ceremony that took place on 18 July, outside the characteristic North Sea Hall at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund.

Aibel has been responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two new modules and major modifications offshore. H25 - the first module for the Heidrun platform was delivered in the spring of 2018, and today’s handover of the 3,500 tonne M40 module, marks the end of the project’s construction phase. This leaves only the installation phase, which is expected to be completed during September 2020.

Aibel-Sailaway-markering-Dvalin-M40-180719-7238.jpgA happy bunch of managers and directors from Aibel and Equinor at the sail away ceremony. 

“The M40 module is a significant investment for DEA, but the project could not have been in better hands. Aibel's team in Haugesund has delivered a high quality complex module, on schedule and with an outstanding safety record and safety culture. DEA would like to congratulate and thank Aibel on this fantastic achievement,” says Roy Padgett, Wintershall DEA’s Facilities Project Manager for the Dvalin development.

One team
In the Dvalin project, which up to now has 3.5 million working hours without serious incidents, one can look back on several success stories, and a unique collaboration with customer Equinor and operator on the Dvalin field, Wintershall DEA. Under the internal slogan “One Team”, milestone after milestone have been reached.

“This is a result of a constructive approach to challenges and an open dialogue across disciplines, departments and companies,” says Aibel's Project Director, Anders H. Nilsen.

Aibel-Sailaway-markering-Dvalin-M40-180719-8337.jpgOne Team has been an important internal slogan during the entire project. 

“I hope the collaboration in this project can become an example of how the supplier and customer can work together to ensure that the industry remains competitive and well equipped for the future,” President and CEO of Aibel, Mads Andersen, states.

“We are particularly pleased that the work has been carried out without any serious incidents," concludes Wenche Eide, Project Director for Dvalin in Equinor.

Aibel-Sailaway-markering-Dvalin-M40-180719-7136.jpgThe sail away celebration included hotdogs and ice cream. 

Published 2019-07-23, 08:10 CET Updated 2019-07-23, 13:01 CET

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Facts about the project
The Dvalin contract was awarded in October 2016. The contract includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two new modules, H25 and M40, for the Heidrun platform to ensure that the platform can handle production from the Dvalin field.

Aibel has also been responsible for clearing space on Heidrun and will carry out integration of the modules on the platform.

Engineering has been carried out from the Oslo office, while construction has taken place in Haugesund with the support of the yard in Thailand and local subcontractors.

Aibel’s customer is Equinor, while operator on the Dvalin field, DEA, is the end customer.

The Dvalin gas field is located in the Norwegian Sea about 15 kilometres north-west of the Equinor-operated Heidrun platform and 290 kilometres from the Nyhamna process plant.