Mammoet loads out Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 modules
Mammoet’s team in Norway recently performed the weighing and load out of two Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 modules at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund. The two offshore structures weighing 5500 tons and 6700 tons were transported onto a barge by using SPMTs, Mammoet said in a brief statement through its social media.
Aibel, the oil, gas and offshore wind service provider, has been contracted by Equinor in April 2018 to deliver the processing platform for phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development.
Aibel is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the platform which consists of three modules. The main support frame is built at Aibel’s yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand, while the processing module is built at the yard in Haugesund, and the converter module is partly built by partner Navantia in Spain and at the yard in Haugesund. The modules have been assembled at the Haugesund yard before transportation to the Johan Sverdrup field in January 2022.
When the processing platform comes into operation in 2022, Johan Sverdrup production capacity is expected to increase to 720,000 barrels per day, while the second processing platform will also provide space for an onshore electrical power inverter.
Although the project is already powered from shore, in 2022 the field will also distribute power to other platforms at Utsira High, including Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen and Gina Krog.