DNV GL to provide surveillance on Statoil’s Polarled pipeline
Statoil has contracted DNV GL to provide pipelay surveillance for quality assurance during the Polarled installation.
HOVIK, Norway – Statoil has contracted DNV GL to provide pipelay surveillance for quality assurance during the Polarled installation. The contract is valued at NOK 31 million ($4 million) and is expected to run until the end of pipeline installation in 3Q 2015.
“Our aim for this project is to contribute to safe cost reductions through ensuring best practice during the installation process to avoid stops and repairs, thus reducing downtime to a minimum during the costly laying process,” said Kjell Eriksson, regional manager – Norway, DNV GL Oil & Gas.
DNV GL will complement Statoil’s installation team with surveyors and inspectors to follow-up the quality aspects during welding and field joint coating on-board the pipelaying vessel throughout the installation campaign. Both pipelines (Polarled and Edvard Grieg oil pipeline) will be installed using Dutch installation contractor Allseas’ lay vessel Solitaire.
Statoil is installing the 480-km (298-mi) long Polarled gas pipeline between theAasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea and the Nyhamna gas processing facility in western Norway. The pipeline will have capacity of 70 MMcm/d (2.47 bcf/d).