New modification contract for Aibel

Aibel has signed the contract for the Kalstø Robustness Project (KaRP). The project involves upgrading the gas landpipe landfall at Kalstø in order to maintain secure and reliable operations in the future.

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Jorun Leirvåg, Procurement Manager Statoil and Jan Ståle Skår, EVP MMO and Modifications Aibel. Photo: Statoil.

Studies have previously revealed ageing of components and an increasing need for maintenance at the Kalstø plant. In connection with this, on behalf of Gassco, Statoil has awarded Aibel the contract to upgrade the facility to maintain secure and reliable operations. The contract, which was signed recently, includes building a new control room and the replacement of the existing control system and old instrumentation equipment. In addition, an existing pig lock is to be removed, which is connected to Statpipe, and a new valve system is to be installed.

The upgrades planned for Kalstø will contribute toward secure and reliable operations until 2050. The contract includes both planning, procurement, dismantling and installing. It is worth approx. NOK 320 million, and will at its peak involve around 60 engineers and administrators and 80 operators from Aibel. Work commences immediately and will continue until the 2016/2017 turn of the year.

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Kalstø plant. Photo: Øyvind Sætre/Gassco.


The landfall facility at Kalstø comprises four pipelines, including valves, locks and corresponding equipment for Statpipe, Sleipner condensate and Åsgard.

The oldest pipelines have been operative since 1985.

The landfall at Kalstø is owned by Gassled. Gassco is operator and Statoil has operating responsibility.