The floating production, storage and offloading vessel being built for Equinor’s $6 billion Johan Castberg project in Norway’s Barents Sea had its well-publicised problems during the hull construction phase but is now taking shape nicely at a Norwegian shipyard.

The FPSO is the largest that Equinor has built, and its vastness dominates Aker Solutions’ shipyard in Stord on Norway’s southwest coast.

Including the helideck, the floater is 313 metres long, the same length as three football fields.

It has a production capacity of 190,000 barrels per day of oil and storage capacity of about 1.2