Kvaerner awarded Jackdaw FEED contract by Shell UK

Norwegian EPC specialist Kvaerner has won a contract with Shell UK to perform design engineering of the planned Jackdaw wellhead platform on the UK Continental Shelf.

Jackdaw will be an unmanned platform, with a compact deck on a steel substructure standing on the seabed. Kvaerner will help develop the concept and the scope includes preparing the technical documentation needed for the next step of detail engineering and build.

“This contract is very important for Kvaerner and for our position as an EPC provider of wellhead platforms and normally unmanned and unmanned installations. The contract also represents a volume that secures the jobs for a part of our engineers up to spring 2020 in the first round. Additionally, the contract is strategically important in a longer perspective. By entering the FEED, we are close to the development – and by that we secure a good position to compete for and win future EPC contracts,” said Sturla Magnus, EVP of Kvaerner.

Work will start immediately and the FEED report is due by the end of the year.

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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