Maersk Drilling jackup to be modified by Aker Solutions

Maersk Drilling jackup to be modified by Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions has won an order from Maersk Drilling to modify the production module on the Mærsk Inspirer jackup rig for the Repsol-operated Yme oilfield offshore Norway.

The order is valued at about NOK1bn. The work scope covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning services.

The North Sea Yme field was closed in 2001 after five years of production and is now being redeveloped by the operator Repsol.

Work on the project is set to start immediately and conclude at the end of 2019. Engineering and procurement will take place at Aker Solutions’ office in Stavanger, Norway. Construction will be carried out at the company’s fabrication facility in Egersund.

The production module was originally built in 2007. Following the modifications work on the module, Mærsk Inspirer will operate for up to 10 years at the Yme field for Repsol.

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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