Opened HSE centre

Unique training facility for all personnel who will work on the Draugen platform.

The Draugen HSE Centre of Excellence was opened today by Tom Egil Karlsen, Draugen Senior Project Manager in Norske Shell. The centre is a collaboration project between Aibel and Shell intended to raise the HSE awareness of everyone working on Draugen.

Tom Egil Karslen, Draugen Senior Project Manager, Norske Shell, and Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP Modifications, Aibel.
Tom Egil Karlsen, Draugen Senior Project Manager, Norske Shell, was given the honour of opening the centre. Nils Arne Hatleskog (from left), EVP Modifications in Aibel, made sure everything went according to plan (Photo: Øyvind Sætre).


Various working environments
The HSE centre, which is located close to Aibel’s new offices at Risøya in Haugesund, is designed to resemble the working conditions at Draugen as far as possible. Visitors will find different types of working environments, giving everyone the opportunity to relate the training they receive to their own work situation.

“The HSE centre will also be a good training facility and meeting place for colleagues. Giving everyone the opportunity to get to know what awaits them will be an important contribution to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries offshore, said Kjell Arne Pollestad, HSE Lead Draugen Project in Shell, during the opening.

Geir Myklebust, Construction Manager, Aibel, Tom Egil Karslen, Draugen Senior Project Manager, Norske Shell, and Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP Modifications, Aibel.
Geir Myklebust (from left), Construction Manager in Aibel, Tom Egil Karlsen, Draugen Senior Project Manger in Norske Shell and Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP Modifications in Aibel, where among the first to use the new HSE centre. The centre is designed to resemble the working conditions on Draugen as far as possible (Photo: Øyvind Sætre). 


A lot of work in store
A year has passed since Shell awarded Aibel the frame agreement for modification work on Draugen. In order to maintain the platform’s integrity, to increase production and to make further development possible, a range of modifications to the Draugen platform are planned in the years to come.

According to plan, the new HSE centre will be operational for the duration of the Draugen contract. About 1,000 operators will be put through their paces here in the next couple of years.

Training environment without people

Front of building, facing the Røvær ferry.
Draugen HSE Centre of Excellence is located close to Aibel’s new offices at Risøya in Haugesund (Photo: Øyvind Sætre).

Published 2013-03-11, 16:20 CET Updated 2014-01-22, 03:33 CET

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