Successful delivery of Deck Hatches to Aker Solutions

Westcon Yards

This February, Westcon Yards delivered 16 deck hatches to Aker Solutions in Verdal, Norway. The hatches are mounted on platform Hod B, which is built close to the yard, and has Aker BP as end customer.

The hatches themselves are 2.5 x 2.5 meters and are delivered in accordance with a range of specific demands. They are weatherproof, preserve the strength of the deck structure and can be fitted anywhere on hatch decks.

These deck hatches are secured from falling through the hatch opening and are dimensioned to resist a given explosion force.

Every hatch has 8 locks which are operated from the topside. They have a unique construction which enables correct positioning when closing, as well as releasing themselves from the hatch opening when lifted off.

Westcon Yards has delivered similar hatches to Valhall Flanke West and to the Ivar Aasen platform.

Multiple deliveries show that Westcon deck hatches satisfy any and all demands customers may have.

Westcon Yards has more than 30 years’ experience in class renewal surveys, upgrades and repairs for both Norwegian and international rig customers. We are, at present, a significant supplier in the offshore sector, and offer engineer services, maintenance and modifications to drilling companies and rig owners all over the world. Our activities are specifically tailored to the rig companies’ requirements and activities.

With our yard in Ølen, in western Norway – one of Norway’s most modern and successful industrial shipyards – as the starting point, we have executed more than 170 rig contracts since 1994.

Today we also execute rig contracts at our yards in Florø, Nesna, and in international waters.

For more information, please contact

Project Manager for Offshore Services Sigbjørn Matre

Manager for Offshore Services Nils Mikal Sørhaug


Read more about our Rig and Offshore Services.

By clicking «Accept», you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation and analyze site usage, in order to improve site user experience. You can choose which cookies we can store via Preferences. View our Privacy Policy for more information.