Aker Solutions said today it had clinched a deal worth £95million for upgrading Statoil’s Njord A platform in Norway.
Kvaerner, whose yard in Stord will be used for carrying out the work, has subcontracted Aker to provide services during the engineering, procurement and construction phase.
About 300 of Aker’s Norway-based employees will handle the company’s share of the work.
The project partners expect to finish the upgrade by spring 2020.
The semi-submersible platform served the Njord field, which has been producing since 1997.
Aker chief executive Luis Araujo said: “This is the largest offshore platform in Norway to have been brought to shore for a total upgrade.
“We’re excited to continue our work with Kvaerner and Statoil on this landmark project, which will enable the Njord field to keep producing oil and gas for several more decades.”
Statoil said the Njord partners recently made an investment decision and were planning to submit a plan for development and operation shortly.