Kvaerner and Aker Solutions win Johan Sverdrup contract

Kvaerner has together with Aker Solutions been awarded a contract for offshore hook-up of the riser platform for the Johan Sverdrup field, the giant Norwegian oil discovery 140 km west of Stavenger.

Kvaerner and Aker Solutions will work integrated with Statoil and assist in all parts of the project execution. The scope will primarily consist of planning, management and hook-up of the seven platform modules, scheduled to arrive in Norway in second quarter 2018. Kvaerner will formally operate as a subcontractor to Aker Solutions.

The project will commence in February 2017 and will in the preparation phase employ around 100 people. This work will be carried out in Stavanger. In the execution phase, starting summer 2018, up to 1,000 persons could be involved in the project. The contract also includes options for offshore hook-up of the process and living quarter platforms for Johan Sverdrup. These platforms are scheduled for field installation in 2019.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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