12 December 2019
Owned and operated by Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor ASA, the Aasta Hansteen is the world’s largest floating cylindrical spar platform and is taller than the Eiffel Tower. Moored to the seabed 300 kilometres west of Sandnessjøen, Norway, it is a deep field development (up to 1300m) in a harsh environment on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the first to deploy highly robust Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs) that transport gas from the wellhead to the surface.
BMT’s industry-leading solution includes an innovative suite of strain, motion and position sensors deployed by remotely operated underwater vehicles to monitor the SCRs’ integrity, responses in the touchdown zone, and interaction with the Spar’s FPSO pull tube.
The data collated by our unique monitoring system requires a great deal of intensive computation and is critical in validating the Spar and SCR designs and making them more efficient.
Our efforts helped Aasta Hansteen plan specific maintenance activities and helped to significantly improve the potential to extend the useful life of this world-class spar platform safely.
Photo credit: Roar Lindefjeld/Bo B
10 November 2021
Thanks to BMT’s impressive innovation program, valuable experience and expertise for the company’s robust, fuel-efficient vessel designs and for its reputation as a design leader, the business has secured its spot as a finalist of ASEAN Wind Energy Innovation Excellence Award for Smart Technology Innovation of the Year.
3 November 2021
When operations at ports and harbours are disrupted, the knock-on effects are not just noticeable, they can be disastrous across the supply chain, let alone on the companies and consumers who rely on shipping to deliver more than 90% of the world’s goods.
30 September 2021
This appointment comes to as BMT continues to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions for coastal communities across Asia.
9 September 2021
This appointment comes as BMT continues to grow its safety and asset management services across industries including energy, renewables, ports, maritime and defence.