Singapore: SMOE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has secured a contract worth about S$900m from Det norske oljeselskap ASA, Norway (www.detnor.no) for engineering, procurement and construction of the process, drilling and quarters platform (pdQ) topsides to be installed at a water depth of 112 m for the Ivar Aasen development in the North Sea.
Facilities on the 13,700-tonne topsides, which are integrated with a 70-men living quarters module cum helideck, will include modules for process, gas compression, separation, water injection, flare boom, metering and utilities.
Construction is expected to commence in December 2013 with sail-away scheduled in March 2016. First oil is expected in the fourth quarter of 2016. [08/02/13]