Aker wins subsea and FPSO topside work for Johan Castberg

Norway’s Aker Solutions has been awarded contacts by Statoil to help develop the Johan Castberg field in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

Aker will supply the subsea production system and design the FPSO topside for the facility, the contract worth a total of around NOK4bn ($481m).

Luis Araujo, CEO of Aker Solutions, commented: “Our early involvement and strong collaboration with Statoil have helped halve the development costs, enabling this strategically important project to move

The subsea production system will consist of 30 wells with vertical subsea trees, wellheads, control systems, 10 templates and manifolds, two satellite structures and tooling. Work will start this month and initial deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2019 with final delivery in the first half of 2023.

The FPSO agreement covers engineering, procurement and management assistance for the Johan Castberg topside. Work has already started and is set to be completed in 2019.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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