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Sea trials for Åsgard C

April 5, 2000, 13:00 CEST

The Åsgard C storage ship under construction for Statoil at the Sestao yard in Spain will be undergoing its sea trials in coming weeks.

If all goes as planned during this period, the yard will complete the vessel during April, confirms project manager Ola Bjelland.

The ship is due to sail from Spain to the Norwegian Sea field during May, where it will be tied back to the Åsgard B gas and condensate platform around 1 June.

Åsgard C should be ready to start accepting and storing condensate from B floater about a month later.

Measuring 264 metres long, the C vessel can store 868,000 barrels of condensate and is owned by Knutsen OAS Shipping in Haugesund north of Stavanger.