The Johan Sverdrup processing platform is now sailing to Norway on board Boskalis Vanguard.
Fully assembled and tested, the topside for the Johan Sverdrup processing platform is leaving the Samsung Heavy Industries yard on time, below budget and with no serious incidents.
“The Johan Sverdrup project has been on a formidable improvement journey the last few years, mostly thanks to high quality in the execution phase. This has also been a defining characteristic of the delivery of the processing topside currently en route from South Korea to Norway,” says Trond Bokn, senior vice president for the Johan Sverdrup development.
“In cooperation with Aker Solutions, Samsung has delivered another high-quality topside for Johan Sverdrup according to plan and without serious incidents. Such deliveries are imperative to ensure a safe start-up of Johan Sverdrup in November 2019,” says Bokn.
The riser topside was constructed in record time and below budget and sailed from the yard on Geoje island in February this year. The processing platform has been constructed as a complete topside, and after the actual construction phase was finalised in May this year, the platform has been subject to countless tests to complete the processing facility to the fullest extent possible before installation offshore at the Johan Sverdrup field next spring.
The topside is heading for the Kværner yard on Stord where two pedestal cranes will be mounted, and further preparations will be made, before it is to be lifted into position at the Johan Sverdrup field in one single lift by the Pioneering Spirit in the spring of 2019.