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Sea trials start

December 22, 1998, 08:00 CET

The Åsgard A oil production ship is now undergoing sea trials south of Bergen after leaving the Aker Stord yard on Sunday evening.

Due to last for 12 days, this programme embraces testing of both maritime and process systems.

Repairs were completed to the thrusters and to a leak in the sewage system for the living quarters before the Statoil-operated vessel left Aker Stord.

Once sea trials have been completed, the ship will continue to the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea and is due to come on stream in the spring.