South Korea: Samsung Builds Topsides for Statoil's Johan Sverdrup Construction Start of Riser Platform
Construction on Johan Sverdrup riser platform started at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea.
The preparations for the riser platform construction started already in January 2015, when Aker Solutions was awarded the contract for engineering and procurement management for the processing platform and the riser platform for Johan Sverdrup. The platform construction work commenced in the beginning of June 2016.
“As of today Samsung Heavy Industries will gradually be given more responsibility for ensuring that the riser platform is built without any HSE incidents and that the platform is delivered according to plan and cost,” says project director for Johan Sverdrup Kjetel Digre.
The riser platform will play a key role on the field centre, as it will be the receiver of land-based power that will maintain operation on the Johan Sverdrup field for more than 50 years. From this platform the oil and gas from the huge Johan Sverdrup reservoir will be exported to land, to Kårstø (gas) and to Mongstad (oil).
The riser platform is the largest of the four platforms constituting the Johan Sverdrup field centre. The platform will be 124 metres long, 28 metres wide, 42 metres tall, and have a total weight of 23,000 tonnes.