The first module is on its way to Troll

The barge left today. In a couple of days the 360 tonne electric module will be lifted onboard the Troll platform.

"This is a crucial delivery in the Troll project and it feels great to send it off as planned," says Bruce McPherson. He is the Project Director for Troll at Aibel.

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The module is first being towed to Mekjarvik, where it will be lifted on board the crane vessel Saipem 7000. Then it will be transported out to the North Sea (Photos: Aibel and Øyvind Sætre).

Large workforce

Almost two years have passed since Aibel won the billion kroner assignment for Troll. Three new modules will expand the gas compression capacity on the Troll A platform, also resulting in extended service life for the field.

Today, the first of the modules, M12, left the yard in Haugesund.

"This is an electrical module. It will replace another module which is being demolished later this autumn. M12 will now be lifted into place and will be connected later this summer during a period of shutdown," McPherson says.

The work to prepare the platform for the module has already been going on for several months.

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A puzzle

At the same time as the first delivery in the Troll contract is on its way out to the field, the work is already fully under way on the other deliveries.

Side by side with the enormous Gudrun deck, the M13 module is now being constructed in the North Sea Hall.  This is a module containing auxiliary systems. It will be ready during the summer 2014.

"There is immense activity in Haugesund at the moment. Gudrun is in its final phase and the M13 module is being erected in the North Sea Hall," McPherson explains.

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Thailand delivery

The final module, the compressor module M11, is being constructed in Thailand. This is the largest of the three project deliveries. Assembly work has commenced at the Laem Chabang yard.

"Three decks are currently being constructed side by side at the yard and we are right on track," the Project Director says.

350 employees in Thailand will be working on M11 this summer. M11 will be delivered next spring. It will arrive in Haugesund to allow the crane to be installed before it is transported out to the field.

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Three decks for the M11 module are rising at det yard in Laem Chabang.

Published 2013-06-14, 13:35 CET Updated 2014-01-22, 03:33 CET

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