Technip, Hyundai to build Statoil's Aasta Hansteen spar
PARIS -- Technip received a Letter of Intent from Statoil for their Aasta Hansteen (previously named Luva) field development, offshore Norway, in approximately 1,300 m (4,250 ft) of water depth. The project will be led by Technip in a consortium with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
The contract covers the engineering, procurement, construction and transportation of a Spar hull, the mooring systems as well as the design of the steel catenary risers.
The Aasta Hansteen Spar will be the first Spar in Norwegian waters, the first Spar concept chosen by Statoil and the largest ever built with a total hull length of 195m. This award follows the successful execution by Technip of the front-end engineering and design of this project. It confirms Technip's leadership in the design of Spar platforms. The Aasta Hansteen Spar hull is the 16th to be executed by Technip (out
of nineteen worldwide).
Technip’s operating center in Houston, Texas, will be responsible for project management and engineering while HHI will be responsible for fabrication. Technip’s office in Oslo, Norway, will be responsible for the marine operations to be performed prior to deck mating on the West coast of Norway in the summer of 2015.