Aibel wins EPC contract for final bridge on Johan Sverdrup field

7 January 2019 (Last Updated January 7th, 2019 09:51)

Aibel has secured the Nkr200m ($20.1m) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Equinor with regard to the final bridge on the Johan Sverdrup field.

Aibel wins EPC contract for final bridge on Johan Sverdrup field
Illustration of the bridge that will connect the P2 Process Platform with the RP at the Johan Sverdrup field. Credit: Aibel.

Aibel has secured the Nkr200m ($20.1m) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Equinor with regard to the final bridge on the Johan Sverdrup field.

Weighing 1,350 metric tonnes, the 100m bridge (YB005) will connect the P2 Process Platform with the Riser Platform (RP) at the field and forms part of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup project.

Phase II of the project includes the jacket-based processing platform P2, upgrades to RP and to the field centre, and Phase II of the onshore power plant at Haugsneset (PfSP2).

Following these developments, production capacity will increase from the existing 440,000 barrels of oil per day (boed) to 660,000boed.

“It confirms that Equinor is satisfied with our previous project deliveries and the ongoing work.”

Aibel included the contract as an option in its initial contract for the Johan Sverdrup P2 Topside secured from Equinor last April.

Aibel Field Development and Offshore Wind executive vice-president Nils Arne Hatleskog said: “By awarding us the seventh consecutive contract to one of Norway’s most important industrial projects, it confirms that Equinor is satisfied with our previous project deliveries and the ongoing work.”

The company’s work with the bridge will be organised under the ongoing P2 project led by project director Stig Jessen.

Jessen said: “The design work in Asker is already well underway while the construction phase in Aibel’s yard in Thailand will start in the middle of 2020.

“The finished bridge is scheduled for delivery at our Haugesund yard at the end of 2021, together with the 23,000t P2 platform deck.”

Phase II of the field is expected to start production in the fourth quarter of 2022.