Aibel wins Maria contract

Stavanger, Norway, 6 May 2015

Today Aibel was awarded the contract for work related to planned water injection from the Heidrun platform to the Maria field, which is operated by Wintershall Norge AS. The contract is valued at NOK 860 million.

Aibel will increase the water injection capacity of Heidrun and perform the tie-in of the water injection from the platform to the Maria field via a riser. The job includes various modifications necessary for the connection work. Aibel will purchase and install new SRP filter packages, upgrade existing equipment, expand the riser balcony, move a lifeboat, and upgrade the platform’s control system.

Maria WI Tie-In
Earlier today, Jan Ståle Skår, EVP Modifications with Aibel, and Anders Linnestad, Statoil's Tender Manager, signed the contract. In the back row: Jan Inge Huse, SVP Modification with Aibel (left), Frank Olsen, Aibel's Tender Manager, Tor Olav Berg, Commercial Lead Tender with Aibel, Sven Frithjof Valand-Lie, VP Aibel, Per Tore Larsen, Aibel's Project Manager and Wenche Eide, Statoil's Project Manager (Photo: Knut Medhaug/Aibel). 

The Maria contract is a so-called EPCI contract, and therefore includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation. The project will be managed from Aibel's Haugesund office and will involve 170 workers at its peak. 

“We’re very pleased to have secured this contract in a difficult market. This shows that the changes we’ve made in our company have had a positive effect,” commented CEO Jan Skogseth. 

Work will start immediately and will be completed in spring 2018. The contract was awarded by Statoil, which is responsible for the part of the Maria field related to Heidrun.   


Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.

The company`s around 5,000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With eight locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark.

Published 2015-05-06, 13:20 CET Updated 2015-05-06, 13:41 CET

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