Ten months in two minutes

16.04.2015 12:15

​See time lapse of the Hejre topside construction



All it takes to make something big is to bring the right bits and pieces together in the proper structures and sequences, and place them on top of each other in the right order.

Hejre is DONG Energy's new oil field in the Danish part of the North Sea. In June 2013, the construction of the Hejre topside - the upper part of the platform that contains living quarters and process facilities - started at the DSME yard in Okpo, South Korea, and the fabrication of the topside is expected to take more than 1.8 million man-hours.


This time lapse documents the construction period from 18 April 2014 to the installation of block 5MB on 27 February 2015 in two minutes:


The topside for Hejre is made of approximately 10,000 tonnes of structural steel, 600km cable, 40km piping, 3 elevators and more than 100 supplier packages (pumps, compressors, tanks, etc) arriving from all over the world to the DSME yard in Okpo, South Korea.



All main blocks under the top deck have been installed on the topside.
The top deck is expected to be installed in May 2015.

The construction is expected to be complete by early 2016. Afterwards, the installation and the equipment will be thoroughly tested before we send off the topside is sent off on its maiden voyage to its destination, the Hejre jacket in the North Sea.