Norwegian engineering firm Kvaerner Stord has won a NOK 8bn ($1.3bn) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Lundin Norway to construct topside installations for the Edvard Grieg development, in the North Sea.

Lundin Norway is the operator for PL338, which contains the Edvard Grieg field, formerly known as Luno, with its partners Wintershall Norge and RWE Dea Norge owning 30% and 20% stakes respectively.

Ashley Heppenstall, Lundin Petroleum President and CEO, said the topside contract for the Edvard Grieg project is the largest component of the field development.

"As such we are extremely pleased to award this contract to Kvaerner with whom we are looking forward to delivering this project on schedule and budget," said Heppenstall.

Kvaerner president & CEO Jan Arve Haugan said: "We are extremely proud to have won our second contract for Lundin’s new platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and believe that this confirms our position as a leading provider of complex, integrated topsides."

"Lundin Norway is the operator for PL338, which contains the Edvard Grieg field, formerly known as Luno."

The contract excludes options for offshore hook up and commissioning assistance. The topside consists of deck frame, utility module, 4,500t process module and living quarters.

Kvaerner Stord will construct a deck frame and utility module, Aker Solutions will provide engineering services, Aker Egersund will build the process module and Apply Leirvik will be responsible for the living quarters.

The modules will be delivered and commissioned in 2015, for installation on the jacket in May 2015. First production from the Edvard Grieg field, comprising both the Luno and Tellus discoveries, is expected in 2015.

Lundin said the design capacity of the platform will accommodate 160,000 boepd.

Image: First production from the Edvard Grieg field is expected in late 2015. Photo courtesy of: Kvaerner.