In mid-2011, Teekay Corporation agreed to supply BG Norge Limited with a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Knarr field located off the westernmost coast of Norway in the North Sea. Now, the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO is beginning to take shape at the Samsung shipyard in Geoje, Korea.
In October 2011, the project’s first milestone was met when steel was cut for the hull of the approximately USD 1 billion unit. In this collection of photos, Teekay takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the construction of the Knarr FPSO.
In the picture below, lifting of the Knarr gigablock at the Samsung Yard. The lift was a spectacular 5500 tons!
Another milestone was reached in May when the keel was laid and, on June 2, President & CEO of Teekay Petrojarl, Peter Lytzen, visited the shipyard and spent 3.5 hours touring the facility and getting a first-hand update on the project.
The unit is due for delivery during the first quarter of 2014. Upon delivery, it will commence operations on the Knarr field, which is estimated to contain recoverable reserves of some 60 million barrels of oil equivalents.
More behind the scenes photos of the Knarr FPSO can be found on the Teekay facebook page.
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