Singapore based SMOE, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has awarded a Letter Of Intent for delivery of the Ivar Aasen Living Quarters to Norway’s Apply. SMOE is the Topsides EPC contractor to Det norske oljeselskap ASA for their Ivar Aasen field development.
Apply’s business area LQ & Helidecks will perform the work.
The contract includes delivery of a new 7 floor Living Quarters module with an area of 3300 m2, a capacity of 70 single cabins, recreation areas, control room, administration centre, change rooms, helicopter deck and other facilities required for operation of an offshore hotel. The Living Quarters will be built in aluminium. Engineering work will commence immediately and the delivery is in Q1 2016. The value of the contract is estimated at 75 MUSD.
“We are honoured that SMOE and Det Norske have selected Apply for delivery of the Ivar Aasen Living Quarters. We are proud to be part of the first field development operated by Det norske. As such Det norske is a new and important client for Apply,” says Managing Director Lars Solberg. The project will be engineered and assembled at Apply Leirvik.
Apply is at present also engaged in the delivery of the Living Quarters to the Hebron field development in Canada, the Eldfisk 2/7S, the Edvard Grieg, the Martin Linge and the Gina Krog field developments on the NCS.