Grenland Group Loads Out Massive Ormen Lange Subsea Station

The completed 1150 tonnes heavy Ormen Lange template was loaded out on a barge at Grenland Group’s construction yard in Tonsberg.

The enormous 44 m x 33 m x 15 m subsea station will soon be towed out for installation at 850 meters depth in the southern part of the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea,120 km 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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