Work on the hull and living quarters was advanced when COVID-19 occurred, resulting in restrictions that caused delays to the schedule. Then welding issues came to light, with the rectification measures broadening the scope of work required.
However, what remains now to be completed is small relative to the base scope, Sembcorp said.
The hull and living quarters are largely completed, but to accommodate the available transportation window for the towing operations to Norway, Equinor has requested adjustments to the remaining scope of work.
These are provided for in the terms of the contract and the two parties are currently finalizing the arrangements.