INDUSTRY NEWS AKER SOLUTIONS LANDS $118 MLN NJORD A DEAL
Aker Solutions will provide design engineering for the upgrading of the semi-submersible Njord A platform in Norway.
The company will, as a subcontractor of Kvaerner, take part in upgrading the platform after operator Statoil exercised an option in an agreement awarded in April 2016. The option is for work in the engineering, procurement and construction phase of the project.
Aker Solutions’ share of the work is valued at about NOK 1 billion (close to $118 billion) and will be booked in the company’s first-quarter orders.
Aker Solutions’ office in Bergen will execute the engineering work with support from the company’s division in Oslo, working as part of an integrated team with Kvaerner. The work has already started, and will at its peak involve about 330 Aker Solutions’ employees. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2020.
“We have together with Kvaerner and Statoil succeeded in significantly lowering
SUBSEA 7 CLINCHES MAD DOG 2 DEAL FROM BP
Subsea 7 has been awarded a large contract by BP as part of the deepwater Mad Dog 2 development, located approximately 190 miles south of New Orleans.
The Oslo-listed SURF specialist defines a large contract as being between USD 300 million and USD 500 million.
The contract scope covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and associated subsea architecture.
Subsea 7 collaborated with OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, and its Subsea Integration Alliance partner to identify additional areas of cost improvement to provide greater cost certainty and reduced risk. This has enabled the original cost of the Mad Dog 2 development to be substantially reduced, Subsea 7 noted.
In addition, the contract represents the first substantial project in the US to use Subsea 7’s Swagelining polymer lining technology.
Project management and engineering will take place in Houston, Texas with support from Subsea 7’s Global Project Centre in London, UK. Offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2019 and 2020.
Craig Broussard, Subsea 7 Vice President for the Gulf of Mexico, said: “The Mad Dog 2 project is a significant award for Subsea 7. It combines Subsea 7’s capability with our Subsea Integration Alliance value offering to reduce risk and provide lower cost solutions for BP. This project serves as a step-change of how we work in the region and in Subsea 7’s ability to deliver superior value to the industry.”
Above: Subsea 7 Clinches Mad Dog 2 Deal from BP. April 2017 | www.sosmagazine.biz
costs on this project and we are now focused on keeping up the momentum,” said Knut Sandvik, Head of Projects at Aker Solutions.
The Njord field, located in the Norwegian Sea, had its first production in 1997. The Njord A platform will be upgraded at Kvaerner’s yard in Stord.
Aker Solutions has previously delivered concept and feasibility studies as well as front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for the Njord upgrade. The subcontractor agreement with Kvaerner includes an option for prefabrication work.
Below: Aker Solutions Lands $118 Mln Njord A Deal.
NEXT GEOSOLUTIONS AWARDED MULTIMILLION EURO CONTRACTS TO SURVEY THE WORLD’S LONGEST INTERCONNECTOR
Next Geosolutions, an independent geoscience and engineering service provider, has been awarded two major survey contracts, which together represent a multimillion euro figure, for the North Sea Link (NSL) project, the first electricity link between UK and Norway.
The first contract, due to commence in April 2017, will see Next Geosolutions provide cable protection survey work for Statnett, the Norwegian transmission system operator.
The two week workscope will involve cable inspections for the Skagerrak electricity transmission system and NorNed power cable interconnectors. The interconnectors will link the electricity transmission systems of different countries, with subsea cables utilised for the NSL, passing through Norwegian and British waters.
The second contract is due to commence in May for a period of three months. It will involve Next Geosolutions carrying out offshore cable route survey, unexploded ordnance (UxO) survey and route preparation techniques.
Each survey will be performed with the same mobilisation and demobilisation delivered by Next Geosolutions’ brand new dynamic positioning (DP) Class 2 multi-purpose supply (MPSV) vessel - the Ievoli Cobalt. The vessel is currently fitted with a Schilling-Ultra Heavy Duty (UHD) Work- Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and McArtney Focus 3 Remotely Operated Towed Vehicle (ROTV).
The first in the market, the Focus 3 ROTV shall deliver high-resolution datasets for route design and engineering, as well as subsea asset inspections utilising its unrivalled, simultaneous sensor package.
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