The photo above, sent to Offshore Energy Today by CKT Projects, shows the living quarters, built for Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen platform, being transported to Ulsan, South Korea.
CKT Projects, a Dutch company building accommodation modules for the offshore oil and gas industry, told Offshore Energy Today that the LQ was loaded aboard the heavy lift and transportation vessel Swan, and sent on its way to Korea on Monday, November 30, 2015.
According to MarineTraffic.com, the vessel is currently sailing through the English Channel and the estimated arrival time to South Korea is January 7, 2016.
Upon arrival to South Korea, the living quarters will be mounted on the Aasta Hansteen topsides at the Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Ulsan shipyard.
Built in Rotterdam, the Aasta Hansteen living quarters comprise: cabins for 108 people, a hospital, a kitchen, a restaurant, a fitness room, a recreation room, a sauna, meeting rooms, offices, a control room, a laundry, an elevator, cinema, helicopter traffic control tower and a helicopter deck.
As for the platform itself, Hyundai Heavy Industries is building both, the lower hull and the topsides in South Korea. Once done, the two platform parts will be will be shipped to Norway on separate heavy lift vessels, for final assembly.
Once assembled, the platform will be moored in the Norwegian Sea, 300 km west of Bodø as the largest spar platform in the world, according to Statoil.
Offshore Energy Today Staff