Exemplary shutdown at Kårstø

This autumn’s shutdown at Kårstø was a huge success for Aibel. The assignments were finished one day ahead of schedule – without any incidents, injuries or emissions.

At the end of August, Aibel took part in the second maintenance shutdown of the year at Kårstø. This time only parts of the gas processing plant were shut down, specifically "processing train 300", which receives gas from the Sleipner field. The main tasks were modifications and replacements of corroded pipes and valves, plus some maintenance work in the same area.

Aibel’s best
"This was the best shutdown Aibel has had at Kårstø since we started in 1996. There were no adverse incidents, and very few health and safety non-compliances were reported during the process. The employees have maintained a strong focus on HSE and worked safely,” says Arild Øvrebø,  site manager for Aibel's M&M work at Kårstø, with a smile.

At the end of August, Aibel took part in the second maintenance shutdown of the year at Kårstø. This time only parts of the gas processing plant were shut down, specifically "processing train 300", which receives gas from the Sleipner field. The main tasks were modifications and replacements of corroded pipes and valves, plus some maintenance work in the same area. Aibel’s best"This was the best shutdown Aibel has had at Kårstø since we started in 1996. There were no adverse incidents, and very few health and safety non-compliances were reported during the process. The employees have maintained a strong focus on HSE and worked safely,” says Arild Øvrebø,  site manager for Aibel's M&M work at Kårstø, with a smile. 
Arnold Gramshaug (left) og Benhabiles are installing a new valve and a new pipeline. 

Satisfied customer
In addition, all the systems were returned to Statoil one day ahead of schedule. And the subsequent system tests did not find any leaks. Statoil's project manager for the shutdown, Leif Erik Bystrøm, is very satisfied.

Aibel has done an excellent job. All the tasks were well prepared, Aibel's work out in the field was highly organised, and they had good operational management,” he says, stressing:
"It is not only the management and field engineers who have done a good job. I was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the operators out in the field too. They help each other and are highly solution-oriented. That is very important.” 

 E&I responsible Rune Maurangsnes (left) og Tommy Kårnes from HSE are inspecting the shutdown area.

E&I responsible Rune Maurangsnes (left) og Tommy Kårnes from HSE are inspecting the shutdown area.

Good relations
Arild Øvrebø and Leif Erik Bystrøm from Statoil agree on the importance of a good, collaborative working relationship between Aibel and Statoil.

"We work together as an integrated team, with joint planning and close contact with one another,” says Bystrøm.

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We have an excellent working relationship. This creates good working conditions and enables us to perform to the best of our ability,” says Øvrebø. 

Supervisor Geir Olav Claussen is pleased with the effort. At most, Aibel had 140 employees engaged in the shutdown.   
Supervisor Geir Olav Claussen is pleased with the effort. At most, Aibel had 140 employees engaged in the shutdown.   

Published None Updated 2014-09-29, 10:15 CET

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