The first unmanned process platform (UPP) designed from start for ordinary operation without a crew.

Munin Krafla and SOV Aker BP illustration credit Aibel

Constructing the platform concept of the future

Aibel was awarded the contract by Aker BP for construction of the Munin platform (formerly Krafla) in the Yggdrasil area in December 2022.

The contract is an EPChc contract where Aibel is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction connected with the delivery of the unmanned process platform.

The project is be based on Aibel's FEED (Front-End Engineering and Design) for Krafla UPP, now Munin, which was awarded in 2021.

Munin will not have a helicopter deck nor living quarters, and it will be the first process platform on the Norwegian continental shelf designed from start for ordinary operation without a crew. Hence, the platform will have a relatively lean design, be operated from shore, and be available for maintenance with SOV (Service Operations Vessel).

Project management, procurement and engineering services are mainly carried out at Aibel's Oslo office, with peak staffing of around 300 people. Construction will take place at Aibel's yards in Haugesund and Thailand.


Contract: EPChc (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, hook-up and commissioning)

Value: Approx. NOK 7 billion

Client: Aker BP

Delivery: Scheduled project completion in 2027

Munin will act as a production platform where the gas goes directly for export, while oil and water are directed into a shared pipe to the Hugin A platform (formerly NOA PdQ). Here, oil and water are separated, and the oil is exported by pipes to the Sture onshore terminal.