Part of the overall electrification of the Utsira High
Following a successful FEED (Front-End Engineering Design) delivery in the first half of 2020, Aibel was awarded the EPCIC contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Completion) for electrification of the Sleipner field.
The assignment is to carry out modifications to prepare Sleipner for operation with environmental-friendly electricity from the onshore power plant at Haugsneset. The EPCIC phase will cover the implementation of electrical 110kV power from shore via Johan Sverdrup P2, as well as integrating the platform into the Utsira Power from Shore and power control system.
Total max load demand for the Sleipner field is 53 MW. Topside modifications on Sleipner for power from shore will reduce the need for local power generation.
According to the overall decision for further development of the Johan Sverdrup field and the rest of the Utsira High, Sleipner shall be ready for partial operation with power from shore by the end of 2022.
Together with the Sleipner contract, Aibel was awarded a similar contract for Gina Krog. Both contracts are executed and managed from Aibel’s office in Stavanger with construction activities at the yard in Haugesund. Approximately 230 employees will work on the two electrification projects over a two-year period.