The first of two shipments of pile clusters and flotation tanks arrived at Kvaerner’s yard at Verdal 4 October. The structures will be installed on the first and largest steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup projects, currently under construction at Verdal.
Kvaerner’s extensive business within oil and gas developments includes a leading position in the market for large steel jackets for the North Sea region. The company has delivered 43 steel jackets for offshore platforms over the past 43 years. The riser platform for Johan Sverdrup will be the biggest and most complex jacket from Kvaerner so far.
The four pile clusters and two sets of flotation tanks weighing 7 000 tonnes will be unloaded from transportation vessels to Kvaerner’s quay at Verdal.