Topsides are the heart of an offshore platform. The topsides hold the facilities to process oil and gas from the reservoir in the seabed below.

The Gjøa platform being towed to sea.
The Gjøa platform being towed to sea.

Topsides facilities have been designed and built for installation on steel jackets and concrete gravity base structures as well as on various types of floating units.

We have extensive experience on all types of topsides that may be required on an offshore facility, including:

  • Oil and gas treatment
  • Oil and gas storage, offloading and export
  • Utility and process support systems
  • Drilling facilities
  • Living quarters

For more information, please contact:

Arne Spetalen
Office phone: +47 67 51 31 08

Above are images from some past and present topside projects.

Recent projects
Edvard Grieg
Relevant information
Press release about Eldfisk offshore hook-up
Topside references
Kvaerner has delivered more than 40 topsides. Half of them have a steel jacket substructure standing at the seabed, while the other half are built with a concrete gravity based structure (GBS) standing on the seabed. On this page you can read more about some of our reference projects.
Topside brochure

Here is a downloadable brochure»