Work on building and outfitting the concrete gravity base structure (GBS) for Statfjord A was completed in the Gands Fjord during the early summer of 1976. Preparations then began to tow the colossus to Digernessundet near Stord further up the coast, where it was to be mated with the topside under construction at Aker’s Stord Verft yard.
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President Carter visits Statfjord A
It is not every day that Norway gets a visit from an American president, but 4 May 1982 was one such occasion. That was when Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn took a trip out to Statfjord A, which was operated at the time by Mobil Exploration Norway Inc (Meni).