Troll platform expansion under way

Saipem’s crane barge S7000 has installed new accommodation and office modules on Statoil’s Troll A platform in the North Sea.

Offshore staff

STAVANGER, Norway -- Saipem’s crane barge S7000 has installed new accommodation and office modules on Statoil’s Troll A platform in the North Sea.

The 2,750-metric ton (3,031-ton) modules, built by Apply Leirvik at Stord, Norway, will expand the platform’s accommodation capacity to 211 cabins, allowing extra crew to come onboard for a program of modifications later this year.

Statoil says around 5,500 sq m (59,200 sq ft) of floor space has been added. The changes will include a new, more advanced control room, upgrades to the platform’s kitchen and dining room, and new areas for physical activities and recreation.

Four`brackets’ for the new living quarters were installed on Troll A in 2009. They will support the two modules facing north and south which will be connected by an intermediate building.

05/12/2010

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