Aker Solutions has received a contract from Statoil to deliver deepwater umbilicals to the Aasta Hansteen field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

As a part of the contract worth NOK280m ($50m), scope of work includes the design, engineering and manufacturing of dynamic and static umbilicals, a riser base and ancillary equipment.

Aker Solutions will manufacture and deliver the steel tube umbilicals at its facility in Moss, Norway, while it will manufacture the umbilical riser base at its facility in Egersund.

The company will carry out project management, design and engineering work in Fornebu, Norway.

Aker Solutions umbilicals business head Tove Røskaft said, "The Aasta Hansteen field represents an important milestone in harsh environment development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf."

A deepwater project at a water depth of 1300m, the Aasta Hansteen includes three structures Luva, Haklang and Snefrid South.

Aasta Hansteen field development will involve construction of a SPAR platform, which will be the first such installation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

A floating installation, the SPAR platform will consist of a vertical column moored to the seabed and include conventional topsides with processing facilities.

The subsea umbilicals will be deployed on the seabed to supply necessary controls and chemicals to subsea oil and gas wells, subsea manifolds and any system that requires remote control.

Statoil operates the Aasta Hansteen field with a 75% interest, while ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips hold 15% and 10% interest, respectively.