BBC shipped template for GRD project, Norway

January 2015 – As an option to the Snøhvit CO2 Solution project awarded in 2013, Technip was charged with an additional spread for the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen (GRD) Marine Operations Pipelay and Subsea Installation project of Statoil ASA. The project, which is a subsea tie-back to the existing Gullfaks A platform offshore Norway, is being executed by Technip’s operating center in Oslo, Norway. 

The project includes the installation of a 280mt subsea template early this year. Matching the projects overall schedule, the template and important components were already mobilized and got shipped onboard the BBC Vesuvius. Being unloaded in Ågotnes, the template made its way from Tønsberg and accomplished a short voyage of only 340 nm around the southern tip of Norway early December 2014.

As performing vessel to the job, BBC Chartering procured one of its compact and versatile heavy lifters, the BBC Vesuvius. This 9,300dwt vessel features lifting capabilities of up to 700mt and provided the most suitable assistance managing this heavy lift and transport assignment. BBC Chartering operates eight vessels of this type. 


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