Third Ormen Lange template ready

OSLO: Grenland Group today loaded out the 1,150 tonne (1,267 ton) Ormen Lange template on a barge at Grenland Group’s construction yard in Tønsberg

The 44 meter by 33 meter by 15 meter (144 ft by 108 ft by 49 ft) subsea station will soon be towed out for installation at 850 meters (2,788 ft) depth in the southern part of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea, 120 kilometers (74 miles) northwest of Kristiansund. The Ormen Lange field, which came on stream in 2007, was initially developed by Hydro with two subsea well templates, with eight well slots each. The subsea template from Grenland Group is a sub-contracted delivery to FMC’s contract with Shell for Ormen Lange’s subsea production systems. StatoilHydro is performing the installation of the template, on behalf of the operator Shell.

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