Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform

The 147-meter tall and 22,000 tonne topside for the drilling platform was delivered and installed on the Johan Sverdrup field in 2018.

JSDP høykant Woldcam Espen Rønnevik og Roar Lindefjeld

Unique delivery model

The contract for engineering, procurement and construction of the topside was awarded by Equinor in February 2015, and at that time, it was the largest contract in the history of Aibel.

Management, engineering and procurement were performed from Aibel’s Oslo office with support from the office in Thailand. The three modules that constitute the platform topside was built at Aibel’s yards in Thailand and Haugesund and by partner Nymo in Grimstad, Norway.

The three modules were assembled into one platform topside in a spectacular lifting operation in Klosterfjorden, Norway, in late summer 2017.

During the three and a half year project period, Aibel used approximately 6,000,000 man hours and delivered the topside on time and budget in May 2018.


Contract: EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

Value: Approx. NOK 8 billion

Client: Equinor

Delivery: 2018

Johan Sverdrup is one of the biggest oil discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf ever.

Total production revenues of NOK 1,350 billion over 50 years.