The contract for the processing platform for phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development was awarded in April 2018, just before completion of the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform.
Aibel is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the platform which consists of three modules. The main support frame is built at Aibel’s yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand, while the processing module is built at the yard in Haugesund, and the converter module is partly built by partner Navantia in Spain and at the yard in Haugesund.
The modules will be assembled at the Haugesund yard before transportation to the Johan Sverdrup field in January 2022.
Management, engineering and procurement are placed at Aibel’s Oslo office with support from the company’s engineering resources in Thailand. At its peak, the project will engage 3,500 Aibel employees.
The project is historic in that the processing platform includes an integrated AC converter. This will contribute to ensure full electrification with power from shore to the Johan Sverdrup field, and the rest of the Utsira formation, including Gina Krog, Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen fields.