Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company Navantia has been awarded a contract by Aibel for work on the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup project located offshore Norway.
Navantia said it had been awarded the contract for the construction of an HVDC substation module for the Johan Sverdrup field in Norway.
The approx. 4000 t heavy module will be built at the Navantia Puerto Real yard.
Navantia will cooperate with Aibel in the coming months providing construction input and coordination of the interface activities.
Fabrication works at the yard will start in August 2019 and it will involve the participation of about 350 people.
The execution of the project will last between 17 and 25 months, subject to decisions to be made on several contract options.
Phase 1 of the giant Johan Sverdrup development includes the development of four platforms, three subsea installations for water injection, power from shore, export pipeline for oil (Mongstad) and gas (Kårstø) with production expected to start in November 2019.
Phase 2 includes development of another processing platform (P2), modifications of the riser platform and the field center, five subsea templates, in addition to power from shore to the Utsira High in 2022. First production from this phase is expected in Q4 2022.
In recent news, Samsung Heavy completed the processing platform (P1) for the Johan Sverdrup field development. The platform left the Samsung Heavy Industries’ yard in South Korea on board Boskalis Vanguard, the world’s largest heavy-transport vessel, earlier in December.
Offshore Energy Today Staff