Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has awarded Aibel the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the final bridge on the Johan Sverdrup field, the company said on Jan. 3.
The 100 m bridge (YB005) will connect the P2 process platform with the riser platform (RP) at the field and weighs around 1,350 metric tons. The contract was included as an option in Aibel’s initial contract for the Johan Sverdrup P2 Topside awarded by Equinor in April 2018 and has an estimated value of approx. NOK 200 million (US$22.9 million).
“This marks another important contract for Aibel at the Johan Sverdrup field. By awarding us the seventh consecutive contract to one of Norway’s most important industrial projects it confirms that Equinor is satisfied with our previous project deliveries and the ongoing work,” Nils Arne Hatleskog, executive vice president of field development & offshore wind in Aibel, said.
Aibel’s earlier awards on the Johan Sverdrup field are drilling platform engineering, procurement and construction (JSDP), power from shore phase 1, offshore kook-up JSDP, offshore hook-up JSLQ & JSP1, P2 Process Platform engineering, procurement and construction and power from shore phase 2.
The work with the bridge will be organized under the ongoing P2 project led by project director Stig Jessen.
The bridge is part of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup project. This includes the jacket-based processing platform P2, modifications to RP and to the field center and phase 2 of the onshore power plant at Haugsneset. These developments will expand production capacity from 440,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of oil to 660,000 bbl/d of oil. Production start for phase 2 of the field is expected fourth-quarter 2022.