- The Ormen Lange Field is situated some 120 km northwest of Norway's Møre coast at a depth of 850 m and will be able to meet up to 20 per cent of the UK’s gas requirements for up to 40 years.
- All equipment is situated on the seafloor and controlled from onshore; there is no platform or other equipment at the surface.
- The development of the Ormen Lange Field in the Norwegian Sea, which began in 2006, is one of the largest and most demanding industrial projects ever undertaken. The operator of the field is Shell.
Challenges of the project:
- Difficult bottom conditions with a demanding topology which imposed special requirements for adaptation of the seafloor with Nexans’ subsea excavator, Spider.
- Vertical fall of up to 30 degrees.