ConocoPhillips has awarded Aker Solutions an EPC contract for a platform jacket and a bridge support jacket for the new Ekofisk accommodation platform Ekofisk 2 / 4L.

The contract will be carried out by the Aker Solutions yard in Verdal, Norway. It includes engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea-fastening of the steel jacket, bridge support jacket and associated piles.

The detail engineering starts immediately, while fabrication in Verdal will commence in November this year, according to a statement by Aker Solutions.

Both jackets are scheduled for delivery in spring 2012.