Aker Solutions has won a contract from Statoil for the hook-up of the riser platform for the Johan Sverdrup field, Norway’s largest offshore development in the past three decades.
The company will work closely with subcontractor Kvaerner on joining together the platform’s seven modules, which will be transported to Norway in the second quarter of 2018.
The contract could deliver up to 1,000 jobs at its peak.
The deal also covers planning, management and prefabrication for the milestone project.
The contract value is approximately NOK 900 million and will be split approximately equally between Aker Solutions and Kvaerner.
Aker Solutions’ share will be booked in its first-quarter orders.
Chief executive officer of Aker Solutions Luis Araujo said: “We’re very pleased to continue supporting Statoil in driving forward this giant development, which will be of major importance to Norway for decades to come.”
The work is due to start next month and will initially involve about 100 employees from Aker Solutions, Kvaerner and Statoil.
The number of people involved in the project is expected to rise to as many as 1,000 people at its peak next year.
Most of the work will be carried out in Stavanger and offshore. Kvaerner will work closely with Aker Solutions and contribute to all parts of the project delivery.
Knut Sandvik, head of projects at Aker Solutions, said: “We look forward to teaming up with Kvaerner to deliver on this next milestone step and together work with Statoil to find the best possible solutions for this major development.”
The agreement also contains hook-up options for the field’s processing and living quarter platforms, which are scheduled to be installed in 2019.
To fine out more about the Johan Sverdrup, have a look at the video here.