Haugesund has started

Today the first steel was cut for the DSM module for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform. The event took place at the yard in Haugesund, where a busy period awaits until the platform is completed in 2018.

Among the guests in Smistadhallen at Aibel's yard in Haugesund were representatives from the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy lead by State Secretary Ingvil Tybring-Gjedde, mayors from municipalities on Haugalandet, employees and management from Aibel and Statoil, partners in the Sverdrup license, and the media.


Photo: Aibel/Øyvind Sætre


Photo: Aibel/Øyvind Sætre

The start-up was duly celebrated with speeches, cake and fizzy refreshments. However, in the time ahead there will be no time for eating cake. Now the activity levels will gradually build up, and already in the summer of 2017 the DSM module has to be completed. Afterwards, the assembly with the remaining two modules constituting the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform will be begin.


Photo: Aibel/Øyvind Sætre


Photo: Aibel/Øyvind Sætre

"The entire project is very important to Aibel, and this start-up of the DSM module is particularly important to the yard in Haugesund. Here, a busy and exciting period lies ahead, where we have to maintain focus on safety, quality and delivery on time," says Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP Field Development in Aibel.


Photo: Aibel/Øyvind Sætre

The DSM module is the second largest of the platform's three modules. It will consist of a number of smaller sections produced at Aibel in Haugesund and at sub-supplier Vistal in Poland. At the same time as the event in Haugesund, the fabrication also started in Poland. 


Published 2016-02-15, 14:10 CET Updated 2016-02-15, 14:14 CET

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