Hod B Platform Safely Installed
The Fixed facilities alliance, between Aker BP, Aker Solutions and ABB, has delivered yet another platform on time, with a high level of quality and with no harm to people or the environment. The topside was installed just one year and two months after the first steel cut. The 2000-tonne topsides were placed on the jacket on the Hod field in the southern part of the North Sea
The first steel for Hod B was cut in Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, just hours after the Norwegian Parliament adopted temporary changes in the petroleum tax in June of last year. The tax changes were introduced to stimulate increased investments, and thus secure Norwegian jobs in an extremely demanding period for the oil and gas industry.
More than a hundred suppliers across Norway have contributed to the Hod development. At peak, around 550 people from Aker Solutions, the alliance and subcontractors have been working on the Hod B project at the yard in Verdal. More than 50 apprentices have completed large parts of their vocational training on the project.