North Sea Verification Work Awarded to DNV

Published at 04:43PM - 02/08/16

DNV GL has been awarded a five-year contract by Wintershall Nordzee to provide in-service verification work for the company’s RAVN and A6-A platforms.

DNV’s scope of work covers the Independent Verification of Management of Safety and Environmentally Critical Elements (SECE’s).

“We are very excited to have won this contract with Wintershall Noordzee and begin the work on these platforms. I believe DNV GL’s ability to deliver the combination of Danish, German and Dutch expertise will be a real benefit to the whole project,” DNV GL Director and Country Manager Netherlands, Ben Oudman, said.

North Sea Verification Work Awarded to DNV 

The two platforms are based in the North Sea: the unmaned RAVN in the Danish sector and the manned A6-A in the German sector.

RAVN is the first field in Denmark that Wintershall Nordzee will transition to the production phase as operator.

The A6-A platform, in its turn, is undergoing a major overhaul, with WINZ extending it to include an oil processing plant together with the current gas condensate facilities. 

DNV Cooperates with Wintershall in the North Sea 

The work includes independent verification activities as detailed in the Written Scheme of Verification for RAVN and the A6-A installations, the company informed in a statement.

This involves a combination of onshore review of assurance records, physical survey and witness of offshore/site activities.

Additionally, the main focus will be on the onshore review activities with a tailored offshore scope.

“We have chosen DNV GL as supplier for the independent verification services because their approach to the project aligns very strongly with our way of working,” Wintershall’s Justin Jansen and Richard Heijkoop from the Operations Engineering Department, said.

“DNV GL has also been offering these services for the offshore market for more than 30 years in Denmark, so that really gave us confidence in their experience and credibility,” they added.