Statfjord B hook-up startsColumn for Statfjord B loading buoy launched

Safe Gothia arrives at Statfjord B

person By Gunleiv Hadland, Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Additional accommodation capacity had to be provided during commissioning and start-up of Statfjord B. This was accomplished by chartering a flotel ­– or floating hotel – and stationing it alongside the platform.
— Safe Gothia floating hotel alongside Statfjord B. Photo: Mobil Exploration Norway Inc./Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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Construction of the Safe Gothia flotel was completed in November 1981 at Sweden’s Götaverken Arendal (GVA) yard. Its first assignment was on Statfjord B from 12 December 1981.

   This vessel was owned by the Consafe AB company owned by J C Eriksson and flew the Swedish flag. Swedish safety regulations applied on board, and the crew were largely Swedes.

   The flotel was connected to Statfjord B by a 32-metre-long gangway which was hydraulically operated.

To learn more, see: Commissioning and start-up of Statfjord B

Sources
Mobil Explorer , January 1982, p 3. “Ledelsens dagbok”.
Mobil Explorer , February 1982, p 17. “Nytt flotell til Statfjord B”.

Statfjord B hook-up startsColumn for Statfjord B loading buoy launched
Published December 3, 2019   •   Updated December 12, 2019
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