EPG ships final module for Johan Sverdrup living quarters platform

Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia (EPG) during the weekend shipped out the last of three modules fabricated for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup platform to be installed in the North Sea. 

EPG is a member of Mars Shipyards & Offshore, a Polish manufacturer of specialized, fully equipped steel structures for the offshore, energy, and shipbuilding industry and consists of EPG, Energop, MSR Gryfia and Nauta, and marine and offshore design office Mars Design & Solutions.

Mars said on Monday that the module was part of the Johan Sverdrup utility and living quarter platform. The 1,000-tonne, 55 x 40-meter structure was placed onboard the heavy load carrier MERI using a hydraulic skidding system.

Modules were produced for the K2JV joint venture between Kvaerner Stord and Kellog Brown & Root. Apart from this module, Energomontaż-Północ Gdynia has already delivered two modules in the first quarter of this year. According to the company, all elements dedicated to this project weigh almost 3,000 tonnes.

Bartłomiej Kwiatek, the project manager at EPG, said: “Johan Sverdrup is the biggest project which we have performed in recent months.”

The first of three huge modules built by EPG for the Johan Sverdrup field was loaded out on February 1 while the second module was loaded out in mid-March.

As far as the Johan Sverdrup field goes, it is located on the Utsira Height 160 kilometers west of Stavanger, operated by Statoil with 40.0267% interest. Its partners are Lundin with 22.6% interest, Petoro with 17.36%, Aker BP with 11.5733%, and Maersk Oil with 8.44% interest.

Phase one of Johan Sverdrup development will consist of four bridge-linked platforms, in addition to three subsea water injection templates.

Daily production during this phase is estimated at 440,000 barrels per day with peak production estimated to reach 660,000 barrels daily. Peak production will be equivalent to 40 percent of all NCS petroleum production.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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