Hertel said the project is on a lump sum EPC basis and will draw on the in-house capabilities, while the design of the new accommodation will be based on strict Norsok standards and Statoil requirements.

The company will use its previous innovations, including prefab cabins to facilitate an efficient construction process.

The proposed Aasta Hansteen Living Quarter will be a five-storey building made of steel and can accommodate 108 people.

It will weigh nearly 2,600t and be fully equipped with all amenities required for offshore operations, such as galley, recreational area, medical room, control room, and heli deck.

Hertel Offshore managing director Peter van Aken said the project will further strengthen Hertel’s presence on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The company has already commenced work on the project, with delivery scheduled for April 2015.