Equinor has awarded Aibel the contract to build phase 2 of the onshore power plant at Haugsneset east of Kårstø. The phase 2 development will contribute to secure the power supply from land to the further development of Johan Sverdrup, and also contribute to establishing the area solution for power from shore to the remaining fields on the Utsira formation.
At Haugsneset, Aibel will build a new converter substation with double the capacity compared to the plant in phase 1. The contract is valued at around NOK 500M.
Aibel was also responsible for the converter substation, pump station and associated infrastructure at Haugsneset in phase 1. The plant will supply the four first platforms on the Johan Sverdrup field.
The contract will be carried out in cooperation with Norconsult in Sandvika for detailed engineering of the actual building. Aibel itself is responsible for engineering of all technical disciplines, including a comprehensive ventilation system (HVAC) for cooling the converter facility. Siemens will supply the actual converter components (HVDC), while Aibel will be responsible for all other deliveries, including the installation of the HVAC and HVDC facilities.