Aasta Hansteen Sail Away
182 metres below the water surface — 157 metres above. The tow-out of the Aasta Hansteen platform is the largest and most spectacular in Norway for more than 20 years. Yesterday, the platform began its journey from Stord to the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea. When you’re this big, you have to watch out both above and below water. At the shallowest point there was a clearance of only 14 metres, after which the platform had to pass under high voltage cables at Langenuen. 11 hours after leaving Stord, the five tugs safely manoeuvred the poatform under the cables and now she’s on her way North. Subsea 7 are in charge of the operation that is being carried out by the tugs Skandi Vega, Skandi Iceman, Normand Ranger, Normand Prosper and Siem Opal.