Aker Solutions said on Jan. 23 it was awarded contracts from Statoil to provide subsea production systems and services for the Troll Phase 3 and Askeladd natural gas developments offshore Norway.
The company will deliver a subsea production system consisting of two manifolds and nine trees for the Troll development in the North Sea. The system for Askeladd, in the Barents Sea, will comprise two manifolds and four trees. Both orders include installation and commissioning support services.
The contracts have a total estimated value of between $146 million and $194 million and will be booked in the first quarter. Work starts this month, with final deliveries scheduled for 2020.
Work on the two systems will involve facilities in Norway, Brazil, the U.K. and Malaysia. Initial deliveries are scheduled for second-quarter 2019. Aker Solutions’ facilities in Ågotnes on the west coast of Norway and Hammerfest will provide the subsea services for Troll and Askeladd.
Troll, which contains about 40% of Norway’s offshore gas reserves, is expected to continue producing for decades to come. Askeladd is slated to come onstream after 2020. It is located about 180 km (111 miles) from the Melkøya onshore plant, where the gas will be processed.