Decommissioning of the Draugen Floating Loading Platform (FLP)

Market: Decommissioning
Scope of work: Decommissioning of the Draugen Floating Loading Platform (FLP) 
Location: Stord, Norway
Client: Kvaerner Stord AS
Period: September 2014
HLV: Rambiz

The Draugen Floating Loading Platform (FLP) has been in operation in the Draugen Field, Norway since 1993. It was removed from the offshore site and moored temporarily in Bømlafjord (Kvaerner Stord base), Norway, for further dismantling.

HLV Rambiz removed the helideck and topside from the spar, and positioned them onshore at Kvaerner decommissioning yard for further dismantling.

Kvaerner pre-installed a subsea lifting frame at the bottom end of the spar. With Rambiz alongside the rigging for the spar downending was connected to the subsea lifting frame. Rambiz lifted up the bottom end, while a steering tug controlled the heading of the top of the spar coming down. After completion of the downending into the horizontal floating position, the spar was transported suspended in the Rambiz cranes to the Kvaerner dry-dock. Then the spar was placed in the dock for further dismantling.