• From drawing board to fabrication yard

    Aibel undertakes quality work at its own facilities


Aibel has built the deck for the Gudrun platform. The platform was towed out to the North Sea in summer 2013.

The contract was awarded in July 2010, and was worth NOK 2.7 billion. Aibel has been responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and comissioning.  

Aibel in Haugesund, Asker, Singapore and Thailand have been working together on the project. The construction of the deck started in May 2011 at the yards in Thailand and Haugesund. Two of the deck modules (M20 and M30) were built in Thailand, and the last one (M10) in Haugesund, where the deck was also connected.


On the afternoon of 17 July 2013, Gudrun left the yard in Haugesund. By then about 7,000 people had been involved in the project, and 9 million hours of work had been completed.

The production started in April 2014. About 100 Aibel employees were involved in the hook-up at the Gudrun field.

Read the story: Aibel and Gudrun


Gudrun is a  North Sea oil and gas field in production licence 025, about 55 kilometres north of the Sleipner A platform.

The field will be developed with a steel-jacket platform and a processing facility for partial stabilisation of oil and gas.

The platform will be tied back to existing facilities in the Sleipner area and the processing plant at Kårstø, north of Stavanger.

The high pressure and temperature reservoir lies at a depth of 4,200-4,700 metres.

The production started in April 2014.

Source: Statoil