June 13 - The platform deck for the Ivar Aasen project is now on its way to Norway after leaving the yard area in Singapore on board the Coscol vessel Xiang Rui Kou.

On arrival at the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea, the platform deck - which measures 108 m long by 38 m wide - will be lifted onto the jacket. The living quarters, manufactured in Stord, Norway, will then be placed on the platform deck.

The platform deck was built by Sembcorp Marine subsidiary, Sembcorp Marine Offshore Platforms (SMOP), at its Admiralty yard. The consignment contains over 13,900 tonnes of steel, including various of equipment and advanced systems.

According to operator of the Ivar Aasen field, Det norske, the oil field will begin production on December 1, 2016. Located west of the Johan Sverdrup field, the site contains approximately 204 million barrels of oil equivalent, including the Hanz deposit.

Watch a video of the module being loaded out in Singapore here.

ALE used its Mega Jack 800 to jack up the 1,000-tonne living quarters module for the Ivar Aasen projects in Norway last summer.

"An artist's impression of the Ivar Aasen field."