First Johan Sverdrup drilling deck section completed

Johan Sverdrup drilling platform
With the 512 section in place, the first deck of the Johan Sverdrup drilling support module’s six decks is now completed. (Photo courtesy Aibel)

Offshore staff

HAUGESUND, NorwayAibel has hoisted into place the 208-ton section 512 of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform at the company’s yard in Haugesund.

This means the first deck on the drilling support module is completed.

Last week the section was moved out of the paint hall, where it had been sandblasted and painted, and was then hoisted into place in the North Sea Hall, where assembly of the drilling support module is taking place. 

The final drilling support module will have six decks, and will be one of a total of three modules for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform.

The heavy hoist was also one of the first tests for the North Sea Hall’s new cranes, part of a major upgrade to prepare the yard for the Johan Sverdrup project.

The next large hoist on the drilling support module is scheduled for early October, when the 521 section arrives from the Vistal yard in Poland.


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