New contract for the Johan Sverdrup field

Statoil has, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partners, awarded Aibel in Norway the contract for construction of the converter station at Haugsneset and required construction site work for land-based power supply to the field.

The contract also includes trenching and laying of two sets of 300 kV alternating-current cables from Kårstø to Haugsneset for both phases of the field development. Access roads must be built and a construction site measuring around 30 decares must be prepared for the converter stations for both phase 1 and phase 2. The converter equipment to be delivered by ABB Norge will be installed by Aibel.

The total contract value is about NOK 600 million. The engineering will be carried out at the Oslo office, while the construction site and building work will be managed by the construction site office at Haugsneset by Kårstø. The construction site work will be performed by Veidekke, as a sub-supplier to Aibel.

Aibel has already been awarded the contract for construction of the deck for the drilling platform on Johan Sverdrup.

This contract is the last of the three major contracts covering the land-based power supply project. The first contract has already been awarded to ABB in Norway for delivery of high-voltage direct current converter equipment for the riser platform at the field centre and for Haugsneset.

Contract number two was awarded to ABB AB in Sweden for fabrication and installation of two 200-km-long high-voltage cables from Haugsneset to the Johan Sverdrup field.

The Johan Sverdrup oilfield will be operated by land-based power from production start late in 2019.

The first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development will also prepare for a land-based power solution for a full development of the Johan Sverdrup field and other fields on the Utsira High by 2022.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

Published on 15/10/2015

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