Lining up outside the dock

One ship relieves the next in the dock at Aibel's yard in Haugesund this winter. The ships dock for overhauling, upgrading or classing.

At this very moment, one of the largest and most advanced vessels designed for subsea construction work is in the dock. The vessel, named North Sea Giant, engages about 100 Aibel employees in connection with several modification assignments.

"For instance, we are installing a new nitric oxide facility, overhauling a Voith propeller and replacing the floor in the kitchen and canteen area," explains EVP Yard Haugesund, Bjørn Tollefsen.

North Sea Giant is now at dock in Haugesund to undergo several modifications. The Bibby Challenge residential barge (in the middle) will take its place next month, while survey vessel Edda Flora (to the right) has been at quay for classing (image: Birger Hovland/Aibel). North Sea Giant is now at dock in Haugesund to undergo several modifications. The Bibby Challenge residential barge (in the middle) will take its place next month, while survey vessel Edda Flora (to the right) has been at quay for classing (image: Birger Hovland/Aibel).

Residential barge next
The assignments on North Sea Giant will be finished by the end of February. The residential barge Bibby Challenge will be the next to enter the dock, where it will undergo replacement of hull steel. This assignment will engage around 30 employees. Bibby Challenge will stay in Haugesund throughout the year, providing housing for skilled workers arriving to the yard to work on the Johan Sverdrup project.

More in line
The quayside and dock in Haugesund will remain occupied throughout the spring. Normand Subsea, a ROV support ship, is scheduled for classing (periodic inspection) in March. Later this spring, Aibel will also welcome a large FPSO.

"Despite a quiet market, there has been significant activity at the quay this past year. The ship assignments comprise an important part of Aibel's activities in Haugesund and help ensure consistent staffing outside activity peaks at the yard," says Tollefsen.


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Published 2016-02-10, 07:55 CET Updated 2016-02-10, 09:53 CET

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