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Ivar Aasen on route to Norway

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The platform deck for the Ivar Aasen project is now on its way to Norway after sailaway from the yard area in Singapore. The platform deck will be lifted in place on the field in July.

The platform deck is being shipped the long haul to the Utsira Height in the North Sea by the Cosco vessel the Xiang Rui Kou. Having arrived there, it will be lifted onto the jacket.

The fact that the platform deck is now on the way denotes that Det norske, as the operator of the Ivar Aasen field, is on track to reaching the goal of start-up of production on 1 December. After close to 15 million working hours, no serious incidents have been registered. The platform deck has been built by Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP) at its Admiralty yard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine.

Bård Atle Hovd, VP Ivar Aasen Project, commented: “It is always satisfactory to pass new milestones in such a large project, particularly when we are on track to reaching our set goals. When the platform deck arrives in Norway, a significant amount of work remains to be done on the field. This is something we are looking forward to.”

The shipment en route from Singapore contains more than 13 900 t of steel. The platform deck has systems for separation of oil and water, water treatment, gas compression, various measurements and flare boom.

The platform deck is 108 m long and 38 m wide.

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