Early next month the Cosco vessel Xiang Rui Kou will transport the structure to Norway for installation in the central Norwegian North Sea.
On arrival the deck will be lifted onto the jacket, built by Saipem in Sardinia, and integrated with the living quarters, constructed in Stord western Norway.
The Ivar Aasen field, west of the Johan Sverdrup field development, contains around 204 MMboe.
Production is due to start in December and could continue for 20 years, depending on oil prices and production trends.
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