DNV GL will ensure that new infrastructure to be built for Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil field project is compliant to local and global safety requirements. DNV GL will oversee design review activities and site surveillance during construction, commissioning and installation, after being awarded the Certifying Authority and Classification contract.
The Bay du Nord field is located approximately 480 km northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Flemish Pass Basin.
Bay du Nord is an oil field discovered in 2013, aiming to produce its first oil 2025. The Bay du Nord project is currently in the Pre-FEED phase and the Final Investment Decision is planned Q2 2021. The field development comprises an FPSO, a disconnectable turret and moorings system, steel lazy wave risers, and a subsea development with four subsea templates. Equinor is the operator of Bay du Nord, and holds a 65% working interest.
Both Equinor and DNV GL will manage the project out of offices in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.