Glen Lyon

In the spring of 2016, giant FPSO Glen Lyon docked at Aibel Haugesund.

Glen Lyon høykant Øyvind Sætre

Utilizing the facilities in Haugesund

Aibel’s assignment was to assist BP in readying the vessel for production.

The main purpose of the yardstay was to remove towing aids and ocean voyage sea fastenings. The sheltered deepwater quayside in Haugesund is ideal for this kind of work.

The ship docked for approximately six weeks, during which about 230,000 man-hours were spent readying the FPSO for installation at the Schiehallion field, 130 kilometres west of Shetland. The assignment included various marine operations and fabrication activities. Aibel also assisted BP with a function test of a mechanical winch and made its yard facilities and services available.

The assignment was completed within agreed time and with very good HSE results.


Contract: Fabrication

Client: BP

Value: Approx. NOK 500 million

Delivery: 2016

An FPSO is a floating, production, storage and offloading unit. Often comes in the form of a converted tanker ship.

The vessel is 270 meters long and 52 metres wide, has a storage capacity of 1.06 million barrels of oil and can produce 130,000 barrels of oil and 2.2 million m2 gas per day.