Even though doing upgrades is the core DNA of ABB, it was nonetheless quite an extraordinary and challenging project.
“We haven’t done that many upgrades within such a short time span before. Besides the technical scope, it was a massive logistical puzzle for the customer, involving shipment of hardware, allocation of helicopter seatings, beds offshore for the engineers, work permits etc.”, says ABB Account Manager Lene Østerby.
Besides, the project also involved the Gorm platform, from which the processed oil from Maersk Oil’s fields is sent ashore.
All offshore upgrade works took place within just ten days during planned maintenance shut-down in June 2014, an opportunity that only comes approximately once every four years.