Kvaerner awarded topside EPC contract

Kvaerner has received a letter of intent from Lundin Norway AS for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the topside for the Edvard Grieg platform. The estimated contract value is approximately NOK 8 billion, excluding options in the contract for offshore hook up and commissioning assistance. The majority of the scope will be performed in Norway.

The topside has a total weight of 21,000tns and consists of a main topside module, a combined living quarter and utility module, a process module and a flare tower. Kvaerner will also deliver the steel jacket for the Edvard Grieg platform under a separate EPC contract. The jacket weighs 14,500tns and will be delivered from Kvaerner’s specialized jacket yard in Verdal in the spring of 2014, approximately one year before the topside is due to be delivered.
The project will be executed with project management, engineering, fabrication and assembly from Kvaerner. In addition, several of Kvaerner’s key partners in the North Sea market will contribute in delivering the Edvard Grieg topside.

Design engineering and technical procurement will be performed by Aker Solutions in Oslo and Mumbai, managed by Kvaerner. Fabrication and assembly of the process module will be conducted by Aker Solutions yard in Egersund, while the main topside module and the utility module will be assembled at Stord.

The Edvard Grieg field is an oil field located in the North Sea. First production is expected in late 2015, with a forecast gross peak production of approximately 90,000bopd.

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