Norway-based engineering group Kvaerner has won a Nkr1.2bn ($210m) deal from Total E&P Norge for the Hild field development in the Norwegian North Sea.

The contract is for engineering, procurement, supply and construction of a steel jacket, to be produced at Kvaerner’s yard in Verdal, Norway.

Kvaerner executive vice president Nina Udnes Tronstad said: "This is in line with our strategy, and demonstrates our strong position in the jacket EPC market."

The firm will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the jacket and associated piles.

Upon completion, the manufactured structures will have a total weight of around 21,400t.

Detailed engineering starts immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will begin in fourth quarter of this year. Kvaerner will complete the Hild jacket in the North Sea in 2014.

The project will reach its peak manpower, with more than 400 people working on the project in third quarter of 2013.

Kvaerner’s yard is currently delivering five oil and gas jackets for ConocoPhillips in Norway, BP in the UK, and the recently awarded Luno jacket for Lundin Norway.