Norwegian oil service company Aibel has won a contract worth £115million for upgrading the Njord Bravo storage and offloading vessel.
The contract, awarded by Statoil, will create work for 600 people.
Njord Bravo is expected to arrive at a yard in Haugesund in July, at which point it will be prepared for an extended service at the Njord and Hyme fields.
It will also serve two new field developments in the Norwegian Sea – Bauge and Fenja.
Completion is slated for late 2019, early 2020.
Torger Rod, Statoil’s head of project development said: “We are pleased to award Aibel this contract today. After several good deliveries, Aibel has proven that the company has both the expertise and ability to handle this type of complex projects.”
The Njord field came on stream in 1997, and both the platform and the storage vessel are now being upgraded for additional 20 years of operation.
In 2016, the platform was towed to shore.