Aibel has secured a contract to hook-up the process platform (P1) and bridge UB002 from the process platform to the living quarter (LQ) at the Johan Sverdrup field.


Image: Aibel holds the hook-up contract for Johan Sverdrup field. Photo: Courtesy of Aibel.

The contract was included as an option in Aibel’s initial contract for the hook-up of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, awarded by Equinor in January 2017. The new contract has an estimated value of about NOK200m ($23.8m).

Aibel president and CEO Mads Andersen said: “This is an important contract for Aibel at the Johan Sverdrup field. It confirms that Equinor is satisfied with the ongoing work. We highly appreciate the opportunity to continue our good collaboration with Equinor.”

Aibel’s task will be to prepare and execute the actual hook-up of the process platform (P1) and the bridge UB002 at the Johan Sverdrup field. The project also includes connecting the platform’s systems towards the jacket. In addition, Aibel will assist Equinor during commissioning and start-up offshore.

Experienced team

The work will start immediately and will be managed by an experienced team from Haugesund, from where Aibel currently is executing the hook-up of the drilling platform.

Aibel Project manager Egil Hansen said: “At the moment, we are ‘in good shape’ working on the hook-up of the drilling platform and the bridge from the drilling platform to the riser platform. This gives us the best starting point possible for planning and execution of the hook-up of P1 and UB002. The basic manning is in place, and we have an operational team with very recent and relevant experience.”

The first phase of the project includes preparatory activities in close cooperation with Equinor’s P1 project. The topside for the P1 will be completed at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea during autumn 2018, and will be ready for installation in spring 2019. Then, Aibel will start the work offshore with up to 400 employees in rotation towards the summer of 2019. At its peak, the project’s onshore organisation will consist of 120 employees.

Heavily involved in Johan Sverdrup

In addition to the hook-up contracts, Aibel has delivered the topside for the drilling platform, and has been awarded the contract for engineering, procurement and construction of P2 process platform for the Johan Sverdrup field. Aibel has also constructed the converter substation at Haugsneset that will ensure power supply from shore to the entire Johan Sverdrup field.

Source: Company Press Release