Technology giant ABB has won a $155million contract from Statoil to power the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development.
The company was awarded the deal for land-based power supply to phase 1 of the North Sea field operations.
The Johan Sverdrup oil field will be operated by land-based power supply and during its first phase of development, a system will be established for supplying power from shore to production start in 2019.
The contract with ABB includes delivery of electrical equipment for a converter station by the Karsto processing complex at Haugsneset in the municipality of Tysvaer and a power module on the riser platform at the Johan Sverdrup field centre.
Statoil said ABB will provide high-voltage direct current (HVDC) equipment which will transform the onshore grid’s alternating current (AC) to HVDC at the converter station before the current is transmitted in a 200-kilometre long direct current submarine cable to the field centre.
The contract award is subject to the Norwegian Parliament’s approval of the plan for development and operation of the Johan Sverdrup field in 2015.
The Johan Sverdrup partnership consists of Statoil, Lundin Norway, Petoro, Det norske oljeselskap and Maersk Oil.
The first phase of the field development will also include all preparations needed to meet the power requirement of a full development of the Johan Sverdrup field as well as other fields on the Utsira High by 2022.