Gå til hovedinnhold

Order issued following fatal accident on Nyhamna

The investigation report prepared by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) following the fatal accident at the Ormen Lange land facility at Nyhamna on 28 June 2005 shows a number of regulatory violations. Based on this and other nonconformities, we have issued orders to both Skanska Norge and the equipment supplier, Roulunds Codan Norge.


A person from Skanska Norge was involved in a serious industrial accident in connection with injection of cement in the caverns/rock storage halls at the Ormen Lange land facility at Nyhamna. Insufficient evaluation of the risk involved was the central factor linked to this incident.

Link: Notification of order

Based on our investigation report, we have issued the following order to Skanska Norge on 15 February 2005:

- ensure that employees have sufficient knowledge about the construction equipment in use, and that the necessary work procedures are firmly in place to ensure the safety of the employees, and

- establish necessary control mechanisms to ensure that own procedures and work routines are established and observed

We have also requested a binding schedule, with dates, for securing the above items, including an indication of the resources that will be used in this work. The plan is to be presented to the PSA within 45 days after the order was issued.

Based on our investigation report, we have issued the following order to Roulunds Codan Norge on 15 February 2005:

- develop the necessary technical information, safety rules and restrictions on use for the company's products delivered for use at petroleum facilities on land where the PSA is the regulatory authority, so as to ensure the safety of the users.

We have also requested a binding schedule, with dates, for securing the above, including an indication of the resources that will be used in this work. The plan is to be presented to the PSA within 45 days after the order was issued.

Contact in the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway:
Ole-Johan Faret
Press Contact
Telephone: +47 40 22 42 17
E-mail:
ole-johan.faret@ptil.no