Sleipner Power from Shore

Readying Sleipner for environmentally friendly operation with power from shore.

Sleipner portrait foto Equinor Øyvind Gravås og Bo B Randulff

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.

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.


Contract: EPCIC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Completion)

Client: Equinor

Value: Approx. NOK 400 million

Delivery: End 2023

Power supply for the fields at Utsira High comes from the onshore power plant delivered by Aibel at Haugsneset (phase I in 2018 and expected delivery of phase II in 2021).

The Sleipner field production started in 1998 as a platform designed to be powered by offshore gas turbines with fuel from the reservoir. The current power production available supplies power to the Gudrun platform and will also provide power to the Gudrun water injection project.