Neptune Energy has awarded a contract to Rosenberg WorleyParsons for construction and installation of a new Nova topside module on the Gjøa platform in the North Sea.
The EPCIC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning) contract, awarded on behalf of the Gjøa license, is for the topside section of the Nova development.
Wintershall as the operator of Nova has decided to develop the field with two subsea modules tied back to the Gjøa platform for processing and export develop and it recently submitted a plan for development and operation for the Nova field.
On the other hand, the Gjøa platform is operated by Neptune Energy.
The modification project will last until 2021 and will give a peak manning for engineering and construction of about 300 people, Neptune said on Friday. The services will be led and executed from Rosenberg WorleyParsons in Stavanger.
The work starts immediately and is a continuation of the FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) phase already conducted by Rosenberg WorleyParsons.
Neptune Energy’s Country Director for Norway, Anne Botne, said: “We are pleased to award such a significant contract to Rosenberg WorleyParsons, who have already delivered major milestones under the FEED phase of this important development project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
“The tie-back from Nova validates our initial design for Gjøa as a hub for the wider area, and we look forward to continued cooperation with Wintershall and other project partners.”
The fabrication start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2019, installation of module at Gjøa for the first half of 2020, and production start in 2021.
Partners in the Gjøa license ae Neptune Energy (30% and operator), A/S Norske Shell (12%), DEA Norge (8%), Petoro (30%) and Wintershall Norge (20%).