Subsea 7 wins pair of contracts from Aker BP

Subsea 7 wins pair of contracts from Aker BP

Subsea 7 has been awarded two contracts from Aker BP in the Norwegian North Sea, at the Skogul and Valhall Flank West projects.

The contract at Skogul will see Subsea 7 perform a long-distance tie-back to Alvheim FPSO, via Vilje South field, using pipe-in-pipe technology. Project management and engineering will commence immediately, while offshore operations are scheduled for 2019.

At Valhall Flank West, the contract comprises a 4 km tie-back to the Valhall Centre including an umbilical and riser system. Offshore operations will commence next year.

Phil Simons, vice president North Sea and Canada, commented: “Our partnership with Aker BP enables Subsea 7 to engage earlier in field development, optimising design solutions and contributing to final investment decisions on marginal fields. These two contract awards demonstrate our successful way of working within the alliance partnership, providing cost effective and innovative technical solutions, along with an efficient, safe and quality focused project delivery.”

Subsea 7 described the pair of contracts collectively as “sizeable” putting the total value somewhere in the area of $50m-$150m.

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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