It was a spectacular sight when the 220-metre long and 102-metre wide vessel Sleipnir on Saturday arrived at Aibel's yard in Haugesund to pick up the approx. 600-tonne Riser Hang Off module for the Snorre Expansion Project (SEP). The lift was performed as planned without any problems.
“It was impressive to see how the module suddenly became very small compared to Sleipnir. At the same time, it was very satisfying to complete a well-executed lift and secure another important milestone for the project during this special time. There are many who have worked hard and long to achieve this and who deserve great praise for their efforts," says project manager for the Snorre Expansion Project in Aibel, Tone Dalum.
The Riser Hang Off module is constructed at Aibel's yard in Haugesund. Prefabrication began in January 2019 and assembly of the sections started in mid-July. During the following six months, Aibel has assembled, equipped and completed the module until mechanical completion on 1 February 2020. In early March, it was loaded out of the North Sea Hall and prepared for pick-up.
The module is now awaiting an optimal weather window for transport and installation offshore on the Snorre A platform, where it will connect the risers that will receive oil from the new wells on the Snorre field up to the platform. Scheduled production start-up at Snorre A is Q1 2021.
Published 06 April 2020