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Technip Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract for the Fjord Base and Support Services related to the upending and make ready for mating operations of the substructure for the Aasta Hansteen Spar platform.

Kvaerner’s scope includes providing services and assistance to Technip during mooring, upending, ballasting, installation of predefined equipment and preparation of the Aasta Hansteen Spar for mating with the topside. The mooring site will be in Digernessundet, an established deep-water site in the vicinity of the Kvaerner yard at Stord.

The spar is scheduled to arrive at Stord late summer 2015. The spar is scheduled to be ready for mating at year end 2015.

With a total length of 198 meters, Aasta Hansteen will be the world’s largest spar platform, and the first of its kind on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Statoil has contracted with Technip and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in a consortium to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the Aasta Hansteen spar substructure.

The spar hull will be engineered by Technip in Houston and fabricated by HHI in Ulsan, Korea.

The hull will be transported on a heavy lift carrier to Kvaerner’s facilities at Stord.