Royal Boskalis to transport the giant Johan Sverdrup platform’s modules, with their fleet of Dockwise heavy lift semisubmersible vessels.
The contract has been awarded by the platform’s fabricator, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), with a total value of US$40 million.
Royal Boskalis To Transport Johan Sverdrup
Boskalis have been tasked with transporting three modules for the riser platform, and the entire topside of the processing platform. The firm has said that it plans to execute the work over three separate journeys between SHI’s yard in Geoje, South Korea and the Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway.
Dockwise Heavy Transport
Netherlands based Boskalis will be using their fleet of Dockwise vessels, which they acquired in March 2013, to conduct to work.
The first journey will be completed by one of Dockwise’s type I heavy transport vessels, transporting two of the riser platform’s topside modules- a weight of more than 20,000 MT.
The second journey will see the remaining module, weighing a total 6,000 MT, transported on one of Dockwise’s type II vessels. Both journeys are scheduled for the first half of 2018.
The topside from the processing platform will be transported by Dockwise’s flagship heavy lift semisubmersible vessel- the Dockwise Vanguard. The vessel is scheduled to leave South Korea during the first half of 2019, taking the topside to Stavanger for offloading.
The Johan Sverdrup Field
The giant Johan Sverdrup field is said to be on of the largest offshore oil fields ever to be discovered on the Norwegian continental shelf, and is currently the largest construction project in Norway. See More On Johan Sverdrup Here
Thursday saw the first steel cut for the platform’s accommodation modules, during a ceremony in the presence of the Norwegian minister for oil. See More On This Here