Aasta Hansteen and Polarled are moving the boundaries for technology, deep waters and ripple effects on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
"Aasta Hansteen is one of the biggest and most complex industrial projects in Europe. With the Polarled pipeline we are taking the Norwegian gas infrastructure northward across the Arctic Circle for the first time."
"We are building the largest SPAR platform in the world, and we are setting a new depth record of 1,300 metres for a field development and pipeline on the NCS," says Torolf Christensen, Statoil’s head of Aasta Hansteen, at a press conference during ONS 2014.
The investments in Aasta Hansteen and the Polarled pipeline total NOK 57 billion.
The plan for development and operation was approved in 2013, and today the project is under development in several parts of the world.
The hull and the topside are being constructed in South Korea, while the equipment packages and subsea facility and pipeline equipment are delivered globally.