DEA Norge has awarded two contracts worth over NOK 900m ($112.6m) to Aker Solutions to provide a subsea production system, plus maintenance and services at the Dvalin natural gas development in offshore Norway.
The Dvalin field, which was formerly named Zidane, will be developed as a subsea tieback to the adjacent Heidrun platform, located at the field of the same name, 175 kilometres north of Kristiansund.
Gas from the field will be transported via Heidrun through the Polarled pipeline to the Nyhavna processing plant in Norway before being sent to the European market.
During the tie-back project, Aker will provide for a production system encompassing a manifold, four subsea trees and a 15-kilometre-long umbilical that will connect to the Heidrun platform.
Aker’s contract also comprises wellheads, controls, tie-in and workover systems and options for further subsea production tie-back connections to Heidrun. Aker said initial deliveries are expected during the first half of 2018.
DEA Norge and Aker also agreed a five-year framework contract for maintenance and servicing these new subsea production systems, including installation and commissioning services. The contract includes three-year extension options.
“Dvalin is DEA’s first development as an operator in Norway and we look forward to working together to sustainably maximise the full potential of this field,” Luis Araujo, CEO of Aker Solutions, said in a release.