Statoil has released jaw-dropping footage of the substructure for its Aasta Hansteen platform being loaded onto the world’s largest heavy transport vessel, Dockwise Vanguard.
Earlier this month, Statoil said it took two days to fill the dock with more than 500 million liters of water and move the substructure out.
It was being built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries’ facility in Ulsan.
Statoil said the Aasta Hansteen is the world’s largest spar-platform, and will be the first in Norway.
Its substructure is 200metres long, 50metres in diameter and weighs about 46,000 tonnes.
The platform is slated to start production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea late in 2018.
Read the latest opinion pieces from our Energy Voice columnists
- Opinion: The Total-Maersk deal – great for both sides
- Opinion: The importance of employing a talented workforce through apprenticeships
- Opinion: OPEC cutbacks are diluted by oil’s long bloat
- Opinion: Transocean must lead way in thinning out global fleet post-Songa takeover
- Opinion: Preserve to conserve – maximise the value of cold stacking
- VIDEO: Buchan Alpha arrives in Lerwick for decommissioning
- History made as 420tonne load crosses 137 year-old bridge
- VIDEO: See an oil fire engulf a US town back in 1955
- VIDEO: Huge Balmoral test vessel winds through Aberdeen streets
- Video: Statoil installs first unmanned platform
- VIDEO: Kauai, near Hawaii, is the future of renewable energy, thanks to Tesla