The Hibernia Oil Platform was the first fixed oil drill and production platform of this design in the world. Hibernia contains two modules, the topside and the bottomside, the former of which was constructed by PCL in a joint venture with Aker Stord, Steen, and Becker. The topsides supermodule, the wellhead module, was fabricated at Bull Arm, along with four topsides-mounted structures: the flareboom, helideck, and main and auxiliary lifeboat stations. The remaining components were fabricated in construction sites located around the world, and transported to Newfoundland for final assembly and hook-up at Bull Arm.
Immense in scope, the Hibernia Oil Platform project employed some 1,200 people during the height of construction and took approximately six years to complete. First oil was achieved on November 17, 1997, a full four weeks ahead of schedule.