Aker Solutions wins modules contract for Johan Castberg

Statoil's Johan Castberg development
Statoil's Johan Castberg development


Aker Solutions has been named as a subcontractor to deliver modules for the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Statoil-operated Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.

The work is worth 450 NOK, and will see Aker delier two modules for water and chemical injection from its yard in Egersund, while its facility in Sandnessjøen in northern Norway will supply smaller modules and a flare boom.

Aker Solutions is making the deliveries as a subcontractor to Kvaerner which has been awarded the 3.8billion NOK contract for construction of the FPSO.

The Johan Castberg is the largest discovery in the Barents Sea, and is expected to produce for 30 years.

Aker’s senior vice president Svein Oskar Nuland said: “”We look forward to working with Kvaerner and Statoil on the topside modules, which provide key work at locations across Norway.

“We will build on our previous work to find the most cost-efficient solutions for this landmark project, which is of major importance in further developing northern Norway as a petroleum region.”