Kristin hull reaches Norway

July 27, 2004, 10:10 CEST

The hull of Statoil’s Kristin platform is due to arrive at the Aker Stord yard south of Bergen today, 27 July, after travelling halfway round the world from South Korea.

Measuring 82 by 82 metres and standing 41 metres high, the structure left the fabrication yard on 13 June aboard the Mighty Servant I heavy lift ship.

No problems were encountered on the voyage via Singapore, the Indian Ocean, the Suez canal, the Mediterranean and the English Channel, reports Jan Sandhaug, Statoil’s site supervisor.

He reports that the hull has been delivered complete to a high standard of quality, on schedule and to budget, and with good health, safety and environmental results.

The roughly 14,450-tonne hull for the Norwegian Sea production platform, designed by Aker Kvaerner and GVA, has been built by Samsung Heavy Industries.

Work at Stord will involve installation of the topside modules, including the process and utility units also built by this yard.

In addition comes the quarters module from Emtunga in Sweden, while the riser balcony and flare stack have been built by Spain’s Dragados.

The floater is due to be towed to the Kristin field on the Halten Bank next spring to produce gas and condensate (light oil) from a reservoir featuring very high temperature and pressure.

Production is scheduled to start on 1 October 2005.