Norway-based Aibel has secured a contract to build two new modules that will be installed on the Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea.

The latest deal is to keep the platform ready to receive production from the Dvalin field, formerly known as Zidane.

Aibel president and CEO Jan Skogseth said: "This is a very important contract for us and demonstrates our strong and improved competitive ability in a market that continues to pose challenges."

The two new modules M40 and H25 will weigh 4,000t and 400t respectively. H25 is planned for installation in 2018, while M40 will be installed in 2019.

Aibel plans to begin work with immediate effect, and will also clear the area on Heidrun and manage integration on the platform.

The company will manage the project from its Oslo office, where planning and engineering work will begin immediately.

"The two new modules M40 and H25 will weigh 4,000t and 400t respectively."

The actual construction work will be performed at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund.

Aibel field development executive vice-president Nils Arne Hatleskog said: "The Dvalin job is along the same lines and will prove our strength in terms of combining the company's expertise in field development and modifications.

"With our experience in this type of work, and the good feedback following the Troll job, we're looking forward to the Dvalin contract."

The company is located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark in addition to operations in Norway.


Image: The Heidrun platform. Photo: courtesy of Øyvind Hagen/Statoil.