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Aibel has two construction yards: one in Haugesund, Norway and one in Laem Chabang, Thailand.

Aibel Haugesund aerial

The Haugesund yard boasts over 100 years of industrial history and is today one of the largest yards in Norway. It is located on the island of Risøy in the centre of Haugesund and covers 193,000 square metres. It includes a dry dock, a safety training centre, its own welding school, an engineering workshop, several production halls, a warehouse and an administration building.

The central area is dominated by the huge North Sea Hall, used for the assembly of topsides and modules. Since it was built in 1983, it has been seen as a landmark in Haugesund. The fact that construction can take place indoors gives a number of advantages in safety, efficiency and quality.

The equipment at the yard is state of the art. For example, Aibel uses CNC-operated machines for cutting sheets and profiles. At the yard's own welding school, Aibel’s welders are introduced to the latest welding technology, such as robotic welding, plasma and automatic TIG welding. Continuous technological development has enabled the yard to work more and more effectively and improve the quality of our deliveries.

The Haugesund yard currently provides construction and assembly services for almost all the Aibel projects. In addition, it carries out its own construction projects and provides services for the upgrading, provisioning and maintenance of ships, FPSO vessels and rigs.

Aibel yard in Laem Chabang_front 

Aibel’s operations in Thailand date back to 1999, when the company opened its own yard. This yard gives Aibel an important competitive advantage, as it has repeatedly shown that it can deliver high quality modules at competitive prices.

The yard is ideally situated in Laem Chabang, the largest and deepest port in Thailand. Over the years, the yard has specialised in the supply of modules for FPSOs, platforms and onshore facilities. It is also the only yard in Thailand supplying topsides for use on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Prefabrication for projects in Thailand takes place at Deeline, which is partly owned by Aibel. Deeline specialises in the delivery of steel structures and piping fabrication and has been Aibel’s trusted partner for more than ten years. Deeline’s fabrication area is located in Huaypong Rayong, around an hour’s drive from the yard. Both the assembly yard in Laem Chabang and the prefabrication facility in Rayong have developed and grown considerably over the past 5 years offering 300,000 m² of construction area offering up to 15,000 tons capacity annually.

The Laem Chabang port area has many advantages. The 16 m. water depth and 500 m. available jetty for load out but also the Bonded Warehouse facility offer's significant benefits.

A number of interesting projects for various clients have given the yard solid experience of the entire project life cycle, from engineering and procurement to completion and commissioning. The yard in Thailand works closely with Aibel’s Norwegian yard, both on joint projects and in building competence throughout the organization.

Reference projects
Troll A 3&4



Capacity: 12,000 tons

6 - 7 million man-hours per year 

Area: 193,000 m2 

Indoor production: 28,500 m2 

Total storage space: 19,500 m2 

Indoor lifting capacity: 300 tons 

Outdoor lifting capacity: 75 tons 

Load out jetty: 65 x 60 m. 

Bearing capacity: 40 t/m2 (300 t/m2 at the edge of the jetty) 

Dry dock: 283 m (length) x 44 m (width) x 8.2 m (depth) 

Quay length: 285 m 

Channel width: 230 m 

Maximum vessel width: 200 m 

Quayside water depth: 8 m 

Access controlled facility Semi rigs can be moored quayside, and there is room for two rigs at a time. The yard has facilities with gravel banks for jack-up rigs. An area for marine assembly of decks is 200 metres from the quay at about 50 m depth.



Capacity: 15,000 tons

4 - 7 million man-hours per year

Fabrication area
Location: Deeline (partly owned by Aibel), Huaypong Rayong

Area: 179,200 m2

Assembly Area
Location: Laem Chabang Port

Area: 122,250 m2

The yard has a ground bearing capacity of up to 15 t/m2.    

Indoor fabrication: Deeline for surface area of all halls including paint halls and new building

Lifting capacity: Unlimited

Water depth: 16 m.

Load out jetty: 500 m.(PAT considerable jetty)