Johan Sverdrup P2 Processing Platform

Aibel's largest project to date and the company's second platform for the Johan Sverdrup field.

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Next step of the Johan Sverdrup development

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 was responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of the platform which consists of three modules. The main support frame was built at Aibel’s yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand, while the processing module was built at the yard in Haugesund, and the converter module was partly built by partner Navantia in Spain and at the yard in Haugesund.

The modules were assembled at the Haugesund yard before transportation to the Johan Sverdrup field, which took place in early March 2022.

Management, engineering and procurement were placed at Aibel’s Oslo office with support from the company’s engineering resources in Thailand. At its peak, the project engaged 3,500 Aibel employees.

The project was 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.


Contract: EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

Value: Approx. NOK 10 billion

Client: Equinor

Delivery: 2022

The P2 processing platform has a weight of 23,000 tonnes.

When phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development was finished and started operation in 2022, production from the field increased from 440,000 barrels a day to 720,000 barrels a day.

Johan Sverdrup is the biggest field development on the Norwegian continental shelf since the 1980s.*

* Source: Equinor