"This is a very important contract for us and demonstrates our strong and improved competitive ability in a market that continues to pose challenges,” says President and CEO of Aibel, Jan Skogseth.
Link up to Heidrun
The Dvalin production will go to the Heidrun platform in the Norwegian Sea. Today's award entails that Aibel will build two new modules to be installed on the Heidrun platform. These will be 4,000 tons (M40) and 400 tons (H25) respectively. H25 is to be installed in 2018, while M40 is to be installed in 2019. In addition to building the modules, Aibel will clear the area on Heidrun and manage integration on the platform.
Work will commence instantly. The project will be managed from Aibel's Oslo office, where planning and engineering work starts immediately. The actual construction work will be carried out at the company's yard in Haugesund. At its peak, the project will require the manpower of around 700 people. This includes engineering, construction and offshore work.
Aibel has previously been responsible for major conversions, for example on the Troll platform.
“The Dvalin job is along the same lines and will prove our strength in terms of combining the company's expertise in field development and modifications. With our experience in this type of work, and the good feedback following the Troll job, we're looking forward to the Dvalin contract,” says Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP for Field Development.
Published 04 October 2016