First steel has been cut for a module being built for the Nova project.
Work got under way at the Rosenberg WorleyParsons yard in Stavanger this week.
The 800-tonne module will be installed on the Gjoa platform to take in production from Nova.
Nova, operated by Wintershall, was discovered in 2012 and is situated on the northeastern Norwegian continental shelf, approximately 20 kilometers southwest of the Neptune Energy-operated Gjøa platform and about 120 kilometers northwest of Bergen.
Nova will be developed as a subsea tie-back connecting two modules to the nearby Gjøa platform for processing and export.
Arild Jåsund, Project Manager for Nova at Neptune Energy said: “The un-stranding of additional volumes from Nova, by using existing Gjøa infrastructure, is not only significant for the Norwegian economy but also important in extending the production life of Gjøa itself.
“Furthermore, the Nova tie-in works represent the largest modification ever conducted on Gjøa, and provide Neptune Energy and our contractors the opportunity to prove our capabilities in managing major projects in a safe and an efficient way”.