Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services provider Kvaerner has secured a Nkr350m ($42.4m) contract from Norway's Statoil for the Njord A platform.

Statoil’s second time call-off from the agreement will involve upgrading of the Njord A semi-submersible platform, which includes preparations, as well as docking of the platform.

Kvaerner initially signed an agreement with Statoil in April for upgrading of the platform.

"Kvaerner is responsible for preparations of reconstruction and execution of docking of the platform."

The agreement is based on a project execution plan, where Statoil can cancel further phases.

Under the latest contract, Kvaerner is responsible for preparations of reconstruction and execution of docking of the platform.

The work will include removal of derrick, flare, lifeboat system and inspection and prefabrication of time critical elements, mainly two pontoons that will increase buoyancy of the hull.

At present, the platform is moored quayside at Kvaerner and will be based there until removal of derrick, flare and lifeboats.

Fabrication of the two new pontoons is also set to begin simultaneously. The dry dock phase is expected to be complete in August 2017.